Ministry of Defense: Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed weapons and equipment from the United States in Ukraine

In the area of ​​​​the settlement of Soledar, the delivered weapons and military equipment from the United States and Western countries were destroyed, official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense Igor Konashenkov said during an evening briefing. In addition, according to him, the personnel of the reserve units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were liquidated.

High-precision air-launched missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces <…> destroyed weapons and military equipment delivered to the Sol railway station from the United States and Western countries , the statement says .

In addition, according to Konashenkov, 19 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment were hit, a pontoon crossing of Ukrainian troops in the Chuguev area and six warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons were destroyed.

Over the past 24 hours, aircraft hit 54 areas of concentration of personnel and military equipment, as a result of which 380 military personnel and 38 pieces of equipment were eliminated, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said.

In the area of ​​the same Soledar, the installation of the Smerch MLRS, the installation of the Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system in the Nikolaev region and the radar station in the Velikaya Korenikha region were destroyed, Konashenkov added.

In addition, he noted that one Bayraktar-TB2 unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down by the air defense system near Zmeiny Island, and a Su-25 aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was shot down near the village of Pogonovka in the Kharkiv region. Also, two Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed over the settlements of Mandrykino (DPR) and Peremozhnoye (LPR), he added.

According to the calculations of the Russian military department, since the beginning of the special operation, 157 aircraft and 116 helicopters, 768 drones, 298 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2933 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 336 MLRS installations, 1411 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 2758 units of special military automotive technology.

On the afternoon of May 8, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu presented the gold stars of the Hero of the Russian Federation to two participants in a special operation in Ukraine at the National Defense Control Center. We are talking about the commander of the attack aviation regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Dmitry Litvinov, and the navigator of the fighter aviation regiment, Major Viktor Dudin. The title of Hero of Russia was awarded to them by decree of President Vladimir Putin.

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