Russian air defenses shoot down three Ukrainian fighters

Moscow, SANA- Russian Defense Ministry said that Russian air defense forces downed three Ukrainian combat aircraft and eliminated hundreds of neo-Nazis during the Russian Special Military Operation to protects Donbass.

“Kiev regime continued its unsuccessful attempts to consolidate at several areas towards Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction,” Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Saturday.

The enemy has lost 23 tanks, 27 infantry combat vehicles, 14 armoured combat vehicles of other types, 9 pick-ups with large-calibre machine guns and over 230 servicemen, Konashenkov

He added that fighter aviation of Russian Aerospace Forces has shot down 2 Ukrainian Su-25 assault fighters near Sergeyevka (Kherson region), as well as 1 MiG-29 of Ukrainian Air Force converted for launching HARM anti-radar missiles near Novosyolovka (Dnepropetrovsk region).

High losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) at Nikolayev-Krivoy Rog direction have led to a severe lack of beds, medication and blood supplies in healthcare establishments of Nikolayev and Nikolayev region, Konashenkov indicated.

“High-precision armament of Russian Aerospace Forces has neutralized a provisional base of a company tactical force from 95th Air Assault Brigade at Slavyansk (Donetsk People’s Republic). Over 100 Ukrainian servicemen and 14 armored and motor vehicles have been eliminated.” he added.

He noted that provisional bases of the units from 93rd Mechanised Brigade deployed near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic) have been neutralised by concentrated fire attacks. Up to 120 militants and 11 vehicles have been eliminated.

Konashenkov said that operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery continue launching attacks at the military facilities in Ukraine as 53 artillery units have been neutralised at their firing positions, as well as 157 concentration areas of AFU manpower and military equipment.

He said that the attack has resulted in the destruction of 6 munitions depots near Velikoye Artakovo, Voznesensk (Nikolayev region), Orekhov (Zaporozhye region), Melovaya (Kharkov region), Kurakhovo and Kramatorsk (Donetsk People’s Republic), as well as 1 fuel depot of 60th Infantry Brigade of the AFU near Kramatorsk.

1 He added launching ramp of U.S.-manufactured HIMARS multiple-rocket launcher with ammunition resupply vehicle, as well as up to 30 servicemen have been eliminated near Konstantinovka (Donetsk People’s Republic).

Konashenkov said that Russian air defence means have shot down 3 unmanned aerial vehicles near Volnovakha, Novopavlovka (Donetsk People’s Republic), including 1 Bayraktar-TB2 near Kakhovka (Kherson region).

In total, 286 airplanes and 151 helicopters, 1,867 unmanned aerial vehicles, 372 air defence missile systems, 4,776 tanks and other armoured combat vehicles, 824 combat vehicles equipped with MRLS, 3,366 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 5,250 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

Shaza Qreima



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