Russian air defenses intercept three US-made HIMARS rockets in Ukraine operation

MOSCOW:  Russian air defense forces intercepted three rockets of the US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket system and destroyed three drones...


MOSCOW:  Russian air defense forces intercepted three rockets of the US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket system and destroyed three drones of the Ukrainian army over the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Friday.

"In the past 24 hours, air defense capabilities intercepted three rockets of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system, and also destroyed three Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in areas near the settlements of Marinskoye and Zelyony Gai in the Kherson Region," the spokesman said.

Russian forces destroy 30 Ukrainian troops in Kupyansk area

Russian forces struck Ukrainian army units in the Kupyansk area, eliminating roughly 30 enemy troops over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

"In the Kupyansk direction, aircraft and artillery of the western battlegroup struck the Ukrainian army units in areas near the settlements of Sinkovka and Berestovoye in the Kharkov Region. As many as 30 Ukrainian personnel, two armored combat vehicles, a motor vehicle and a D-20 howitzer were destroyed," the spokesman said.

Russian forces destroy 85 Ukrainian troops in Krasny Liman area

Russian forces destroyed 85 Ukrainian troops in the Krasny Liman area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

"In the Krasny Liman direction, assault aircraft, artillery and units of the battlegroup Center inflicted damage on the enemy manpower and equipment in areas near the settlements of Chervonaya Dibrova in the Lugansk People’s Republic in their active operations," the spokesman said.

As many as 85 Ukrainian personnel, three armored combat vehicles, three pickup trucks, a D-20 howitzer and a Gvozdika self-propelled artillery gun were destroyed in that area in the past 24 hours, the general specified.

Russian forces destroy 260 Ukrainian troops, mercenaries in Donetsk advance

Russian forces destroyed roughly 260 Ukrainian troops and mercenaries in their advance in the Donetsk area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

"In the Donetsk direction, as many as 260 Ukrainian personnel and mercenaries, four infantry fighting vehicles, four armored personnel carriers, two armored combat vehicles, six motor vehicles, four pickup trucks and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed in the past 24 hours as a result of active operations by units and artillery of the southern battlegroup," the spokesman said.

Russian forces destroy 35 Ukrainian troops in southern Donetsk, Zaporozhye areas

Russian forces destroyed about 35 Ukrainian troops and two howitzers in the southern Donetsk and Zaporozhye areas over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

In the southern Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, aircraft and artillery of the battlegroup East struck the Ukrainian army units near the settlements of Novomikhailovka and Ugledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the spokesman specified

"The enemy’s total losses amounted to 35 Ukrainian personnel, two pickup trucks and also D-30 and D-20 howitzers," the general said.

Russian forces eliminate 30 Ukrainian troops, howitzer in Kherson area

Russian forces destroyed about 30 Ukrainian troops and a self-propelled howitzer in the Kherson area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

"In the Kherson direction, as many as 30 Ukrainian personnel, 16 motor vehicles and an Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer were destroyed in the past 24 hours as a result of damage inflicted on the enemy by firepower," the spokesman said.

Russian forces wipe out Ukrainian army’s fuel depot in Kherson area

Russian forces wiped out a Ukrainian army’s fuel depot in the Kherson Region over the past day, Konashenkov reported.

"In the area of the settlement of Otradokamenka in the Kherson Region, a fuel depot of the 126th territorial defense brigade was obliterated," the spokesman said.

In the past 24 hours, Russian forces struck 74 Ukrainian artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 76 areas, the general said.

In all, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 404 Ukrainian warplanes, 227 helicopters, 3,625 unmanned aerial vehicles, 415 surface-to-air missile systems, 8,487 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,076 multiple rocket launchers, 4,469 field artillery guns and mortars and 9,231 special military motor vehicles since the start of the special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov reported.


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