In addition, during the day, Russian air defense systems shot down 15 Ukrainian drones, including one Bayraktar TB-2 in the Nikolaev region
Russian air defense systems near Novaya Dmitrovka In the Kharkiv region, a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down. The Russian Ministry of Defense announced this in its Telegram channel.
“In the area of Novaya Dmitrovka, Kharkiv region, a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down in the air. Also during the night, 15 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed, including one “Bayraktar TB-2” over the settlement of Novaya Zarya, Mykolaiv region»,— The report said.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
According to the Russian military department, during the night precision-guided missiles hit 11 Ukrainian military facilities, including seven strongholds and places of concentration of manpower and military equipment. “As a result of the strikes, the enemy's losses amounted to two companies of personnel, 25 units of armored vehicles and vehicles,” — indicated in the Ministry of Defense.
Overnight, Russian aviation hit 66 military facilities of Ukraine, including three command posts, 58 areas of concentration of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, as well as three missile depots artillery weapons, the ministry specified.
In total, during the special operation, Ukrainian equipment was destroyed:
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- 141 aircraft;
- 100 helicopters ;
- 538 unmanned aerial vehicles;
- 261 anti-aircraft missile systems;
- 2471 tanks and other armored vehicles;
- 274 installations of salvo systems fire;
- 1075 field artillery pieces and mortars;
- 2311 units of special military vehicles.
The Russian military special operation in Ukraine has been going on since February 24. President Vladimir Putin called its goals “demilitarization and denazification”; neighboring state. After the introduction of Russian troops, Ukraine declared martial law and severed diplomatic relations with Moscow.
By the end of March, the Ministry of Defense reported that the main tasks of the first stage of the special operation were generally completed, and the combat potential of the Armed Forces Ukraine has been significantly reduced. On April 19, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the start of the next phase of a special operation in Ukraine aimed at the “complete liberation” of Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics. On April 22, the Russian Defense Ministry named control over the Donbas as the goal of the second phase of the special operation. Also, the Russian military is going to take control of southern Ukraine, which will give another corridor to Transnistria, where “there are facts of oppression of the Russian-speaking population.”
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