Defense Ministry: Russian Armed Forces shot down Ukrainian Su-24, Su-27 and three Mi-8 helicopters in Zmiinoye area
In the Snake Island area, the Russian military shot down Ukrainian military aircraft. This was announced by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
In the Snake Island area, a Ukrainian Su-24 bomber, a Su-27 fighter, three Mi-8 helicopters with troops were shot down in the air.
The objects shot down by the Russian Armed Forces include two checkpoints, 21 assembly areas of military equipment and personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, two ammunition depots and an artillery battery, Konashenkov said.
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According to Konashenkov, since the beginning of the special operation in Ukraine, 154 aircraft, 115 helicopters, 764 unmanned aerial vehicles and 296 anti-aircraft missile systems have been shot down. In addition, 2,902 tanks and armored vehicles, 333 multiple rocket launchers, 1,378 field artillery and mortar units, and 2,728 special equipment units were hit.
On May 7, Konashenkov told reporters about the destruction of the Ukrainian drones.
Long-range, high-precision air and sea weapons at military airfields in the areas of the settlements of Artsyz, Odessa and Voznesenk destroyed aviation equipment of the Ukrainian Air Force, including unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as aviation weapons
Destruction of foreign weapons.
Earlier, the Ministry of Defense reported the destruction of large groups of weapons and military equipment delivered from the United States and other Western countries, as well as the personnel of the units of the 58th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, by Iskander’s part. operational-tactical missile systems. This happened near the Krasnograd and Karlovka railway stations in the Kharkov region.
Before this, Russian army aviation hit 18 military installations in Ukraine. Among those destroyed were two command posts in the Skovorodnikovo district of the Kharkiv region, five assembly areas for military personnel and equipment, as well as three ammunition and fuel depots near the village of Dachnoye in the Odessa region.
Also, in the area of the Bogodukhov railway station in the Kharkiv region, Russian planes destroyed a large accumulation of weapons and military equipment that had arrived from the United States and Europe.
The Ministry of Defense added that as a result of the bombing 280 nationalists died and 48 units of weapons and military equipment were rendered useless.
Completion of evacuation from Azovstal
Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry spoke about the progress of the evacuation on the territory of the Azovstal plant in Mariupol. RIA Novosti reports on the declaration of the Russian interdepartmental coordination headquarters for humanitarian response.
During the period of the operation (from May 5, 2022), 51 people (18 men, 22 women, 11 children) were saved, including one person on May 7, 2022
According to the agency, 50 civilians were rescued during the day, including 11 children. All of them have been handed over to representatives of the UN and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), the people will be transferred to selected places of temporary accommodation.
On the same day, the commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) battalion, the founder of the Vostok brigade, Alexander Khodakovsky, said that the Ukrainian army had also left the Azovstal plant with a white flag. However, soon a representative of the Southern Military District (SMD) denied this information in an interview with TASS. “None of the Ukrainian military left the plant today with a white flag,” the source said.
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