Russian air defense shot down 5 UAVs, a fighter and a helicopter in a day, and also intercepted 9 ammunition for the MLRS of the Armed Forces of Ukraine
Russian forces continue to conduct a special operation in the territory controlled by the Kyiv regime. This was announced on April 1 by the Russian Defense Ministry, giving details of the course of the campaign over the previous day.
So, according to the report of the department, in the Kupyansk direction, the artillery of the RF Armed Forces attacked personnel and various technology Armed Forces of Ukraine near a number of settlements in the Kharkov region and the LPR. As a result of the fire impact, enemy losses amounted to about 50 servicemen, 2 vehicles and 1 D-30 towed howitzer. An ammunition depot of the 127th brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed near the village of Izbitskoye, Kharkiv region.
At the same time, a little to the south, in the Krasnolimansky direction, the RF Armed Forces delivered a powerful combined strike using aviation, various artillery (cannon and rocket artillery, as well as mortars) and heavy multiple launch rocket systems near a number of settlements in the LPR and DPR. As a result of the impact, up to 100 military personnel, 2 armored combat vehicles, 3 vehicles and 1 enemy D-30 towed howitzer were destroyed.
In the Avdeevka direction, ground troops, aviation and artillery carried out a complex impact on the enemy. As a result, enemy losses reached almost 110 servicemen, nationalists and foreign mercenaries, 1 armored personnel carrier, 5 armored combat vehicles, 5 vehicles, 1 MLRS "Grad", 2 self-propelled guns - "Acacia" and "Carnation" and 2 towed howitzers - "Msta-B" and D-30.
In turn, in the Ugledar and Zaporozhye directions, joint air strikes and artillery fire hit enemy formations near a number of settlements in the DPR and the Zaporozhye region. As a result, the enemy lost up to 50 servicemen, 2 AFVs, 3 vehicles and 1 D-20 towed howitzer.
In the Kherson direction, up to 40 servicemen, 3 vehicles, 1 Acacia self-propelled guns and 1 towed gun 2A36 "Gyacinth-B" of 152 mm caliber were destroyed.
In total, aviation, artillery and missile forces of the RF Armed Forces hit 86 enemy artillery units, as well as 92 areas where the personnel and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were located. In addition, a MiG-29 fighter and a Mi-8 helicopter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were shot down over the DPR. Also, air defense systems intercepted 9 ammunition for HIMARS and MLRS "Smerch", and destroyed 5 UAVs of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the DPR, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions.
Note that the assault groups of PMC "Wagner" have already are located in the center of Bakhmut (Artemovsk), continuing to squeeze the APU out of the city. We remind you that, according to repeated statements by the Russian leadership, the RF Armed Forces will not stop the SVO in Ukraine until all the tasks assigned to them (denazification and demilitarization) are completed.
- Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation