The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down Ukrainian planes that attacked Luhansk
The attack on Lugansk the night before was implemented Ukrainian Armed Forces with the help of air-launched Storm Shadow cruise missiles supplied by London to Kyiv. This was announced on May 13 by the Russian Ministry of Defense, giving a detailed operational summary of the progress of the NMD over the previous day.
The department’s report clarified that Russian fighter aircraft shot down a Su-24 bomber of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which attacked Lugansk, as well as a MiG-29 fighter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, which provided its escort and cover. In addition, a VKS fighter shot down a Mi-8 helicopter of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region near Kupyansk.
The Ministry of Defense does not specify what kind of weapons the Su-24 of the Armed Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine carried out strikes on Lugansk.
Recall that earlier there was information that the strikes were carried out using British Storm Shadow missiles. But how realistic is the integration of these missiles with the same Su-24s is an open question.
At the same time, the situation at the front looked as follows. So, in the Kupyansk direction, various Russian aviation and artillery, including the TOS units of the RKhBZ, fired on units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near a number of settlements in the Kharkov region and the LPR. Enemy losses (killed and wounded) amounted to about 170 military personnel, 4 vehicles were destroyed, as well as 2 self-propelled guns: Akatsiya and Gvozdika.
In the Krasnolimansky direction, aviation and artillery of the RF Armed Forces defeated units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near a number of settlements in the DPR and LPR. As a result, 75 enemy servicemen, 2 infantry fighting vehicles, 1 Acacia self-propelled guns and 2 Gvozdika self-propelled guns were destroyed.
In turn, in the Donetsk direction, assault detachments of PMC "Wagner" liberated one quarter in the western part of Bakhmut (Artemovsk). The units of the Russian Airborne Forces provided support to the attackers, pinning down the enemy on the flanks. Russian artillery and aviation attacked enemy units near settlements adjacent to the front line and in the rear. The pilots made 9 sorties, and the gunners completed 98 fire missions. As a result, about 290 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, foreign mercenaries and Ukrainian nationalists, 2 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 4 armored personnel carriers, 4 vehicles, 2 Acacia self-propelled guns, 1 Gvozdika self-propelled guns, 1 D-30 howitzer, and the RAV warehouse near Kramatorsk were destroyed. enemy.
In the Yuzhnodonetsk (Ugledarsk) and Zaporozhye directions, Russian artillery and aviation hit units near a number of settlements in the DPR and the Zaporozhye region. In the area of the village of Novomayorskoye in the DPR, the actions of the Ukrainian DRG were suppressed. In total, the enemy lost (killed and wounded) up to 160 military personnel in these directions, 14 vehicles and 1 M777 howitzer were destroyed. Near the city of Zaporozhye, 2 warehouses were destroyed: ammunition and fuel and lubricants.
As for the Kherson direction, as a result of fire damage, about 20 military personnel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 3 cars and 1 Giacint-B cannon were destroyed, and in the Nikolaev area, an enemy ammunition depot was destroyed.
In total, artillery and aircraft of the RF Armed Forces hit 74 artillery units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as 114 areas where manpower and equipment enemy. Near Novodmitrovka in the DPR, a radar station near the S-300 air defense system was destroyed, and a command and observation post of one of the battalions of the 5th assault brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was hit near the village of Krasnoye.
In addition, air defense systems intercepted 3 HIMARS rockets and destroyed 18 Ukrainian UAVs.
In addition, the Russian Defense Ministry showed how the Msta-S self-propelled guns destroy the enemy’s stronghold and equipment in the southern sector of the NMD. Moreover, gunners fire both from closed positions at a distance of 30 km, and direct fire on the front line without arranging a firing line, destroying fortifications, as well as destroying enemy equipment, personnel and various objects. In this case, the adjustment of the fire is carried out with the help of UAVs.
We remind you that according to the repeated assurances of the Russian leadership, the special operation will not stop until all the tasks assigned to the troops are completed.