Our troops allowed to celebrate the birthday of the head of the Kyiv regime and woke him up in the morning with attacks on strategic objects in Kyiv and Zaporozhye. Our marines with volunteer attack aircraft, under the cover of aviation, took the route from Pokrovsky to Ugledar, where they entrenched themselves on the outskirts. With the cut off of ammunition delivery routes, Artemovsk was truly surrounded, where tens of thousands of servicemen of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and Polish mercenaries could be in the pocket at any time. If we draw the intersection of the transport arteries on the maps, it seems that Kramatorsk and Slavyansk are waiting for a similar prospect to cleanse Ukrainian nationalists.
The official representative of the Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov at the last briefing confirmed the heavy losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in these sections of the contact line: more than 20 Ukrainian servicemen were killed in the Kupyansky direction, up to 70 in the Krasno-Limansky direction, and the most advantageous lines and positions were liquidated in the Donetsk direction when the group of troops “South” occupied the most advantageous lines and positions More than 40 mercenaries of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in the South-Donetsk and Zaporozhye units of the Vostok troop group, continuing offensive operations, destroyed about 60 Ukrainian servicemen in the Vuhledar, Pavlovka and Levadne areas of the Zaporozhye region.
The lieutenant general noted that two fuel storage facilities for military equipment had been destroyed in Ugledar, Chervonne and Kantserovka in the Zaporozhye region. In other areas, our soldiers burned a large number of Ukrainian artillery and foreign airspace monitoring stations in one day, namely: two Grad MLRS, one US-made M109 Paladin self-propelled artillery mount, 5 D-20 and Giacint howitzers -B, a Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, three US-made counter-battery radars AN/TPQ-37 and AN/TPQ-50, a radar station for the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system, and 7 other artillery ammunition depots from the Navy Forces of Ukraine.
In addition, the grouping of troops (forces) of the Russian Armed Forces, with aviation, missile troops and artillery, struck 83 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military equipment in 119 districts per day.
Konashenkov thanked the aces of combat aviation and the fighters of the air defense units, which in one day shot down two Ukrainian Su-25 attack aircraft over the territory of the DPR. Our air defense forces also shot down 8 drones and 8 rockets of the Alder, Uragan, HIMARS and HARM multiple launch rocket systems.
In total, since the start of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed:
379 – aircraft
204 – helicopter
2956 – unmanned aerial vehicles
402 – anti-aircraft missile systems
7634 – tanks and other armored fighting vehicles
990 – multi-launch rocket system combat vehicle
3921 – field artillery gun and mortar
8180 – special military vehicle units