The Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation attacked the air defense systems of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during the NMD, said the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov.
"A group strike was carried out with high-precision long-range air-based weapons on enemy air defense systems covering key critical facilities of Ukraine's military infrastructure," he said.
Konashenkov noted that all the designated targets were hit.
The situation in the NWO zone
According to the Ministry of Defense, in the Kupyansk direction, enemy units in the areas of the settlements of Berestove and Masyutovka (Kharkiv region) were hit by air and artillery strikes of the West group of forces. In the area of the settlement of Novoselovskoye (LPR), the activities of the Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group were suppressed.
During the day, up to 70 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, an ammunition depot of the 103rd Territorial Defense Brigade, three vehicles, a Grad MLRS combat vehicle, as well as D-30 and Msta-B howitzers were destroyed.
In the Krasnoliman direction, aviation and artillery of the Center group of forces hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Kuzmino (LPR) and Torskoye (DPR). As a result, more than 60 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two pickup trucks, two Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mounts, two D-20 howitzers and one Msta-B were destroyed.
- Briefing by the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, in the Donetsk direction, the "South" group conducted active operations in the area of Avdiivka. In the meantime, units of the Akhmat special forces detachment continued offensive operations in the Maryinsky tactical direction.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, more than 50 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, four armored combat vehicles, two pickup trucks, three D-20 howitzers, two Grad MLRS combat vehicles, two M777 artillery systems, as well as a US-made Paladin self-propelled artillery mount were destroyed during the fighting.
On the Pivdennyi Donetsk and Zaporizhzhia fronts, enemy units in the areas of Vodiane and Pavlivka (DPR), as well as Malaya Tokmachka and Shcherbaki (Zaporizhzhia region) were hit by air and artillery strikes of the Vostok group of troops. During the day, up to 150 Ukrainian servicemen, two vehicles, a Polish-made Krab self-propelled artillery mount, a D-20 howitzer, as well as a ground control station for drones were destroyed in these areas.
In the Kherson direction, the enemy lost more than 30 servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two pickup trucks, an Msta-B howitzer, as well as a US-made M777 artillery system.
Aviation, missile forces and artillery of groups of troops of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation hit 96 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 73 districts.
Air defense systems shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near the village of Zolota Balka, Kherson region.
In addition, eight HIMARS multiple rocket launchers and one HARM anti-radar missile were intercepted during the day. Along with this, 29 Ukrainian drones were destroyed.
RT published footage of the work of Russian servicemen who destroyed a bridge in the enemy's rear in the NVO zone, using the Orlan-30 drone and Krasnopol precision-guided munitions.
As explained by the platoon commander, the senior officer of the battery with the call sign Kama, this type of ammunition, as a rule, is used to strike at standing targets.
"For targets such as a tank, as platoon strongholds. That is, some serious fortifications that need to be destroyed with accurate fire, "the military explained.
It is reported that the paratroopers took up a position, prepared a high-precision ammunition "Krasnopol" and destroyed the target with the first shot.