Russian air defense for the first time intercepted a GLSDB guided rocket in the SVO zone, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation reported.

"Air defense equipment intercepted 18 himars multiple rockets and one GLSDB guided rocket during the day," Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, an official representative of the department, said during a briefing.

In addition, 12 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed in the DPR, LPR, Zaporozhye and Kharkiv regions.

GLSDB - long-range projectiles for MLRS systems. They are developed by the Swedish company Saab and the American Boeing. They were created on the basis of SDB guided bombs and M26 rockets.

"With the ability to hit a target in a 360-degree range, the small-diameter ground-based bomb (GLSDB) provides command personnel and (military). - RT) planners with extremely flexible weapons that serve as a complement to existing ballistic weapons, significantly expanding the current potential of ground artillery, "Boeing reported.

Situations on the battlefield

According to the text of the briefing of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in the Kupyansk direction, air strikes and artillery fire of the Western group of troops destroyed up to 65 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and three cars.

In the Krasnolimansky direction, attacks by assault and army aviation, artillery fire and active actions of units of the "Center" group of troops eliminated up to 125 Ukrainian servicemen, four armored fighting vehicles, three pickups, as well as the Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer.

In the Donetsk direction, the losses of the enemy of the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a result of the active actions of the units and artillery fire of the Southern Group of Forces amounted to: up to 240 Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries, three infantry fighting vehicles, three armored personnel carriers, two armored fighting vehicles, four cars and a D-30 howitzer.

In the South-Donetsk and Zaporizhia directions, up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, as well as three cars, were destroyed by air strikes and artillery fire of the Vostok group of troops.

In the Kherson direction, up to 18 Ukrainian servicemen and five cars were destroyed during a fire defeat per day.

In addition, operational-tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery defeated 96 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and equipment in 114 districts.

"In the area of the village of Davydov Brod of the Kherson region, the guidance radar of the Ukrainian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system was destroyed," the text of the defense ministry briefing summarizes.

Credit holidays for SVO participants

Since the autumn of 2022, Russian banks have provided CVO participants and their families with credit holidays in the amount of 69.3 billion rubles. This was reported by the press service of the Central Bank.

"From the end of September 2022 to February 28, 2023, banks provided SVO participants and their families with credit holidays in the amount of 69.3 billion rubles, including in February - by 1.8 billion rubles for 5.5 thousand loans," the report said.

It should be noted that in February, Vladimir Putin proposed to create a special state fund to help veterans and families of the deceased CVO participants. The initiative will coordinate the provision of social, medical and psychological support, solve issues of sanatorium and resort treatment and rehabilitation, help in the fields of education, sports, employment, entrepreneurship, advanced training and obtaining a new profession.