Russian pilots during a special military operation shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 aircraft and a Mi-8 helicopter, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
"Fighter aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the vicinity of the village of Koptevo of the Donetsk People's Republic shot down a MiG-29 aircraft of the Air Force of Ukraine. Also in the vicinity of the village of Novovasilivka of the Donetsk People's Republic, a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down, "said the official representative of the department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
In addition, air defense systems intercepted nine rockets of the HIMARS and Smerch multiple launch rocket systems per day. Five Ukrainian drones were also destroyed.
In turn, aviation, missile troops and artillery of groups of troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation during the day hit 86 artillery units in firing positions, manpower and equipment in 92 districts. In addition, an ammunition depot of the 127th Territorial Defense Brigade was destroyed in the Kharkiv region.
Situation in the areas of SVO
According to Konashenkov, in the Kupyansk direction, the artillery fire of the Zapadnaya group of troops hit the enemy's manpower and equipment located on the territory of the Kharkiv region and the Lugansk People's Republic. The enemy lost up to 50 troops, two vehicles and one D-30 howitzer.
- Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation on the course of a special military operation in Ukraine
In the Krasnolimansky direction, air strikes, heavy flamethrower systems and artillery of the "Center" group of troops hit the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located on the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk people's republics. During the day, up to 100 Ukrainian soldiers, two armored fighting vehicles, three cars and one D-30 howitzer were destroyed.
In the Donetsk direction, as a result of the actions of the units of the Yuzhnaya group of troops, the strikes of operational-tactical aviation and artillery, the enemy's losses per day amounted to up to 110 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and mercenaries, one armored personnel carrier, five armored combat vehicles, a Grad MLRS combat vehicle, Acacia and Gvozdika self-propelled howitzers, as well as Msta-B and D-30 howitzers.
In the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions, air and artillery strikes of the Vostok group of troops hit the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located in the DPR and Zaporizhia region. The enemy lost up to 50 troops, two armored fighting vehicles, three vehicles, as well as a D-20 howitzer.
In the Kherson direction, up to 40 Ukrainian soldiers, three cars, a self-propelled howitzer "Acacia", as well as one towed gun "Hyacinth-B" were destroyed per day.
Details of the work of the Russian military in the SVO zone
The press center of the "Center" group said that in the Krasnolimansky direction, the Russian military detected and destroyed reconnaissance drones of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, during the counter-battery struggle, intelligence revealed artillery units of Ukrainian nationalists, which were later defeated on fire.
In turn, the press center of the Vostok group noted that in the South-Donetsk direction, the enemy made three attempts to conduct reconnaissance by combat of the forward positions of the Russian military.
Motorized rifle units, supported by artillery, repelled the attacks, killing up to 20 militants. In addition, in the Zaporozhye direction, an enemy reconnaissance group was opened and destroyed, as a result, five nationalists were eliminated.
As part of the counter-battery struggle with the help of automatic sound-measuring complexes, two enemy howitzers were detected and destroyed by the crews of the Msta self-propelled gun.
The press center of the "South" group said that in the Donetsk direction, assault units supported by T-72B3 tanks and BTR-82A armored personnel carriers destroyed two strongholds of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The enemy lost up to 15 men.
In the Avdiivka direction, the crews of the Msta-B howitzer battery of the artillery brigade of the Southern Military District destroyed the enemy's platoon stronghold. The irretrievable losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to ten people. In the same direction, during the counter-battery struggle, a battery of Howitzers "Hyacinth-B" destroyed the D-20 artillery gun of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.