In the Donetsk direction, near the village of Andreevka, up to 215 fighters of the Kyiv regime were destroyed over the past day, said Georgy Minesashvili, head of the press center of the South group.

"The active actions of the units of the grouping of troops in cooperation with aviation and artillery disrupted two rotations of assault units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Kleshcheevka and Vesyoly. In addition, the enemy suffered significant losses in the Andreevka area. The losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to 215 servicemen," he said.

Also in the Donetsk direction, as a result of coordinated actions of units of the Southern Group of Forces, three attacks by units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were successfully repelled in the Soledaro-Artyomovsky, Oleksandro-Kalinovsky and Avdiivka directions.

In addition, aviation defeated concentrations of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, while artillery destroyed two temporary deployment points, four ammunition depots, ten vehicles, an electronic warfare station and a P-18 radar station.

At the same time, five M777 howitzers and an American-made AN / TPQ-48 counter-battery station, two 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled artillery mounts, a 2A36 Hyacinth-B gun, as well as two 120-mm mortars of <>-mm caliber were destroyed in the Soledar-Artyomovsky, Aleksandro-Kalinovsky, Avdiivka and Lysychansk directions.

Eight Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as four HIMARS MLRS rockets, were destroyed and suppressed by means of air defense, electronic warfare and small arms fire.

"Center"

Militants of the national formation "Azov" * were destroyed in the Krasnoliman direction, said the head of the press center of the "Center" group, Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Savchuk.

"In the Krasnolimansky direction, in the area of the Serebryansky forestry, the actions of the units of the Center group of forces were defeated by air strikes, artillery fire on the assault groups of the 67th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the 12th Azov special forces brigade *," he said.

According to him, the enemy's losses in this direction amounted to 50 people. One armored combat vehicle was also destroyed.

In addition, aviation attacked four command and observation posts in the areas of Torsky and Serebryanka. Air defense systems shot down a HIMARS MLRS rocket.

Earlier, the crews of Ka-52 attack and reconnaissance helicopters destroyed armored vehicles and a stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Krasnoliman direction.

Also on the russian.rt.com, the Ka-52 defeated the stronghold of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Krasnoliman direction – video

"Bad news for the battered Ukrainian Air Force"

Forbes columnist David Ax believes that the Armed Forces of Ukraine have faced serious problems due to Russian drones.

"Bad news for the battered Ukrainian air force. A Russian drone filled with explosives hit a MiG-29 fighter on the runway of the Dolgintsevo airbase near Krivoy Rog, "he noted in his material.

In his opinion, this blow could be the combat debut of the new Lancet.

Earlier, the Military Chronicle analyzed the first destruction of the MiG-29 of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the Lancet drone, noting that the military aircraft was hit at a distance of 70 km from the line of contact, and the loitering ammunition hit the cabin area and disabled the car.

"The most indicative in this case is the range of application," the report said.

In their opinion, it cannot be ruled out that in the near future other high-precision weapons will be used at airfields near the line of contact, for example, adjustable bombs with a planning range of 70-100 km.

It is assumed that the blow was struck on September 16, during a raid on an airfield in the Dnipropetrovsk region. Presumably, at least two Ukrainian MiG-29s were destroyed.

* "Azov" - the organization was recognized as terrorist by the decision of the Supreme Court of the Russian Federation dated 02.08.2022.