Russian Defense: 44 Ukrainian command centers targeted, 280 extremist nationalists eliminated

Moscow, SANA- Russian Defense Ministry announced Saturday that its missile and artillery forces overnight bombed 44 command centers and 196 strongholds of the Ukrainian forces and positions of their soldiers and equipment, as well as they destroyed weapons and equipment arrived from US and Europe in Kharkov.

’The tactical operational aviation and Air Force targeted overnight 18 military facilities in Ukraine, including two command centers in Kharkov region, five positions of soldiers and military equipment, and three ammunition and fuel depots in Odessa region’, Ministry’s Spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, said in a press briefing on Saturday.

Konashenkov said that 280 Ukrainian nationalist fighters were eliminated, and 48 weapons and military equipment were disabled, noting that Russian air defenses had downed 13 drones over the territories of Nikolaev, Kherson and Kharkov provinces, in addition to Donetsk People’s Republic.

The spokesman indicated to intercepting three Ukrainian ballistic missiles “Tochka O” and nine projectiles of “Smerch” launchers in Izyum city of Kharkov province.

He stressed that since the start of the special operation, 152 aircraft, 112 helicopters and 762 drones have been shot down, 295 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,895 tanks and armored vehicles, 333 rocket launchers, 1,364 field guns and mortars, in addition to 2,716 special military vehicles of Ukrainian armed forces have been destroyed.

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