In the South Donetsk direction, the crew of the Tor-M2 anti-aircraft missile systems from the Trans-Baikal Territory, part of the Vostok group of troops, hit more than 20 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles.

Among them are “Furia”, “Leleka”, etc.

“The crew was especially proud of the destruction of the American-made ScanEagle UAV,” the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.

The operator of the Tor-M2 air defense system with the call sign Kamen stated that the crew detects enemy drones at a distance of up to 30 km and defeats them at a distance of up to 12 km.

“Since the beginning of the year (not much time has passed yet), we have already destroyed about 20 enemy UAVs.

These are mainly reconnaissance drones, but there are also more serious targets,” added the commander of an anti-aircraft missile battery with the call sign Maverick.

Along with this, the defense department explained how the crews of the air defense systems of the Southern Military District ensure the protection of units of the Russian Armed Forces and civilian objects in the Zaporozhye region from enemy air attacks.

“We provide cover for our units, peaceful cities, towns, as well as our positions, so that nothing comes from the enemy,” explained senior lieutenant Dmitry Veselov, deputy commander of the anti-aircraft missile unit.

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In the Krasnolimansky direction, the crews of Su-25 attack aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces launched a strike with unguided S-8 aircraft missiles on a stronghold and manpower of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

“We completed a combat mission to carry out an air strike on a point where enemy personnel were concentrated.

The flight was carried out at extremely low altitudes.

They launched unguided aircraft missiles of the NAR S-8 type.

When approaching the maneuver line, they launched unguided aircraft missiles and then went under the lower limit of the enemy’s air defense zone,” noted the Su-25 pilot.

In the Avdeevsky direction, military personnel from the artillery crew of the D-30 howitzer of the Central Military District destroyed lightly armored combat equipment of the Ukrainian troops during an attempt to evacuate military personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, an infantry fighting vehicle of Ukrainian nationalists was hit by 122-mm high-explosive fragmentation shells.

In the Kharkov region, Russian military personnel destroyed the temporary deployment point of a new branch of the Armed Forces of Ukraine - the Unmanned Systems Forces.

This was reported to RIA Novosti by retired LPR Lieutenant Colonel Andrei Marochko, citing sources.

“During the monitoring of attack drone launch sites across the Belgorod region in the village of Kazachya Lopan, the UAV crew that launched the drone was identified and destroyed.

Also in the village of Volchansk, on the territory of the enterprise, high-precision ammunition destroyed a hangar in which there was a temporary deployment point for Ukrainian militants of a new type of troops - the Unmanned Systems Forces,” RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

The day before, in the zone of a special military operation, Russian troops destroyed an American Abrams tank for the first time.

This happened in the Avdeevsky direction.

Presumably, the military equipment was disabled by units of the 15th separate motorized rifle brigade from Samara.

The governor of the Kherson region, Vladimir Saldo, stated that even dynamic protection did not help the American tanks.

According to him, “dull American iron broke off against the fortitude and combat skill of Russian soldiers.”

“On the very first combat mission, Abrams was discovered by reconnaissance drone operators, and then destroyed by X-guides.

As it turned out, it burns even brighter than Leopard,” he wrote on Telegram.

At the same time, the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov recalled the words of Russian soldiers that Abrams tanks will burn in the same way as others.