Moscow, SANA- A large US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems and American M777 howitzers were destroyed in a Russian high-precision strike in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.
Konashenkov said that as a result of the Russian forces’ successful actions in Kharkov direction near Vernopol’e and Krasnopol’e, the losses of 30th Mechanized and 95th Airborne Assault Brigades of the Ukrainian forces amounted to over 200 servicemen
Units of 46th Airmobile Brigade of the Ukrainian forces have been defeated near Lozovoye, Kherson Region, after another attempt to stealthily cross the Ingulets River, he said.
The enemy suffered losses of over 130 fighters and 10 pieces of military equipment, he added.
Russian Aerospace Forces have shot down 1 Mig-29 aircraft of Ukrainian air force near Malinovka in Donetsk People’s Republic. In addition, 1 Buk-M1 surface-to-air missile launcher have been destroyed near Grigorovka
Russian air defence means have shot down 7 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near Novogrigorovka in Donetsk People’s Republic, Andreevka, Glinskoye, Babenkovo, Khudoyarovo, Borshchovka in Kharkov Region and Berdyansk in Zaporozhye Region.
Konashenkov added that Kiev regime continues acts of “nuclear terrorism” at Zaporozhye nuclear power plant as artillery units of the Ukrainian armed forces shelled the station’s territory three times over the past 24 hours.
“A total of 17 shells were fired, 4 of which hit the roof of Special Building No 1, where 168 assemblies of US Westing House nuclear fuel are stored,” Konashenkov.
He noted that 10 more shells exploded 30 metres from the dry storage facility for spent nuclear fuel and 3 more exploded near Special Building No 2, which houses TVEL’s fresh nuclear fuel storage unit and solid radioactive waste storage facility.
He indicated Ukrainian artillery shelling of the nuclear power plant was carried out from Marganets area in Dniepropetrovsk Region. In course of counter-battery warfare in the area, 1 American M777 howitzer was discovered and destroyed.
He noted that Russian specialized military formation is guarding the outer perimeter of the station. There are no heavy weapons in the vicinity of the nuclear plant
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