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The Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of two aircraft and a helicopter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine

Igor Konashenkov

Igor Konashenkov

A photo: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation

The official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Igor Konashenkov, listed the losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of contact with our positions: more than 50 Ukrainian servicemen were killed by Russian troops in the Kupyansk direction, more than 60 in Krasno-Limansky, more than 80 in Donetsk, and 40 in Yuzhno-Donetsk.

Three sabotage groups, dozens of tanks, armored vehicles and pickups were also eliminated.

The lieutenant-general noted that also during the day strikes by operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery hit: three ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 89 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment of the enemy in 126 districts.

“In the course of counter-battery combat, two US-made AN / TPQ-50 counter-battery combat radar stations, a US-made M777 artillery system, two Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mounts, two Ukrainian Akatsia self-propelled howitzers, and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed. – added Konashenkov.

He thanked the fighter aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces for their support: our aces shot down Su-25 and MiG-29 aircraft and a Mi-8 helicopter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the sky of the Donetsk People’s Republic. It should be noted that last day our pilots managed to shoot down five planes. The Ukrainian military is increasingly forced to compensate for the destroyed air defense systems (air defense) with aviation.

During the day, our air defense units destroyed 8 Ukrainian drones and 10 rockets of the HIMARS and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems.

BATTLE SUMMARY

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

367 – aircraft

200 – helicopters

2856 – unmanned aerial vehicles

400 – anti-aircraft missile systems

7460 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles

972 – multiple rocket launcher fighting vehicles

3793 – field artillery and mortar guns

7978 – units of special military vehicles

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