The official representative of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov spoke at the last briefing about the advance of our troops and the losses in the ranks of the Armed Forces of Ukraine per day: up to 70 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Kupyansk direction, about 140 in Krasno-Limansky, more than 250 in Donetsk, up to 60 in Kherson, in the Yuzhno-Donetsk and Zaporozhye directions to 95 mercenaries of the Kiev regime.
The lieutenant general noted the liquidation of the ammunition depots of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in Artemovsk, Chervonok and Snigirevka, the American-made AN / TPQ-37 counterbattery radar, as well as dozens of tanks, armored vehicles, howitzers, guns.
During this time, the aviation of our army, the missile troops in Brovary, Kiev region, destroyed the electronic intelligence center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in Khmelnitsky the operational center of special operations “West” was burned, in Andreevka – the Ukrainian self-author propelled firing system of the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system, in Dobropolye – radar station for detecting low-flying air targets 36D6, attacks also hit 98 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in positions firing, manpower and equipment in 173 districts.
In addition, air defense units shot down 4 rockets of the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system and five Ukrainian drones during the day.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu congratulated servicemen and veterans of the Special Operations Forces on their professional holiday.
“On February 27, the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation celebrate the Day of Special Operations Forces. This relatively young holiday carries the ancient traditions of the Russian army, which were forged in the battles on the Kulikovo and Borodino fields, strengthened during the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945, during the provision of international assistance in Afghanistan, during the fight against terrorism in the North Caucasus and the Syrian Arab Republic.
Today, the Special Operations Forces are highly professional troops ready to perform the most difficult tasks to protect our state. In the course of a special military operation, the servicemen of the Special Operations Forces demonstrate impeccable training, show heroism and courage, and successfully achieve the goals set by the country’s leadership,” the congratulations read.
In total, since the start of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
390 – aircraft.
211 – helicopters.
3248 – unmanned aerial vehicles.
406 – anti-aircraft missile systems.
8058 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles.
1045 – multi-launch rocket system combat vehicle.
4228 – field artillery guns and mortars.
8574 – units of special military vehicles.