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Ministry of Defense: 650 Ukrainian nationalists who shelled Donetsk were killed

The strikes were carried out by our artillerymen as part of counter-battery combat, high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces and missile troops

The strikes were carried out by our artillerymen as part of counter-battery combat, high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces and missile troops

The Russian Defense Ministry continues offensive operations in the Donbass. Allied militia troops from the DPR, LPR, and Russian army smash and gradually surround the battered Ukrainian units. Aviation and artillery cut them off from supplies and reserves, forcing them to drop their weapons and surrender.

Thus, the Ukrainian servicemen, who often hide behind a “human shield” from the local population, are also trying to save their lives. But this is not always possible to do. According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, the enemy “continues to suffer significant losses.”

“In the 34th battalion of the 57th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, defeated near the settlement of Mirnaya Dolina of the Lugansk People’s Republic, the losses in two days amounted to more than 150 people killed and about 450 wounded. In each of the companies of this battalion – no more than 15-20 soldiers. The junior command staff abandoned their subordinates and deserted from the combat area, ”said Igor Konashenkov, official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, at a recent briefing.

The lieutenant general noted that in the units of the 30th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​\u200b\u200bthe settlement of Klinovoe in the Donetsk People’s Republic, “as a result of fire damage by the Russian Armed Forces, less than 50% of the personnel remained.” More than 170 more soldiers and officers of the command “evacuated from the combat area with severe wounds.”

The Russian Armed Forces continue to carry out precise strikes against military targets on the territory of Ukraine.

“So, on June 22, high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the Nikolaev region destroyed 49 tanks with fuel for military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as up to 50 multiple launch rocket systems located in the hangars of military vehicles, including foreign-made ones. Also, during the day, three bases for the repair of armored vehicles in the Nikolaev region, four command posts, manpower and military equipment in 18 districts were also hit by high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces,” Konashenkov listed.

At this time, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense, operational-tactical and army aviation destroyed manpower and military equipment in 96 districts and a field radar post, 26 command posts, manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in 364 districts, as well as units of the Ukrainian artillery in 58 districts, including a platoon of 155-mm M-777 howitzers on Kubansky Island and a platoon of Smerch multiple launch rocket systems in the Novopokrovskoye area of ​​the Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as three mobile control centers for unmanned aerial vehicles in the Mykolaiv region.

“Our artillerymen, as part of the counter-battery fight with high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces, missile troops and artillery in the Donetsk direction, were hit during the day: eight Ukrainian platoons of the Uragan MLRS, as well as 11 platoons of cannon artillery of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at firing positions in areas that shelled the city of Donetsk and others settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic. As a result of air, missile and artillery strikes, more than 650 nationalists, 17 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, three combat vehicles of Smerch multiple launch rocket systems, as well as 17 special vehicles were destroyed in a day,” Konashenkov stressed in his statement.

During the day, the air defense forces shot down 21 Ukrainian drones, intercepted the Tochka-U ballistic missile that flew to the settlement of Pesky-Radkovsky in the Kharkiv region and 22 MLRS rockets that the nationalists used to hit Donetsk, Makeevka, Horlivka, Kamyshevakhe, Chervonne, Izyum , Dry Kamenka and Snake Island.

BATTLE SUMMARY

In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:

211 – aircraft.

132 – helicopters.

1329 – unmanned aerial vehicles.

349 – anti-aircraft missile systems.

3750 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles.

647 – multiple rocket launcher combat vehicles.

2088 – field artillery guns and mortars.

3818 – units of special military vehicles.

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