Rocket troops and artillery of the Russian Armed Forces hit six command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), 123 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, and 13 artillery batteries in firing positions. This was announced by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, according to the Telegram channel of the department.
According to Konashenkov, as a result of the strikes, up to 150 nationalists were killed, and 26 units of military equipment were disabled.
In addition, at night, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit two command posts, 11 company strongholds and four depots of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Zaporozhye, Paraskoviyivka, Konstantinovka and Novomikhailovka of the DPR.
Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 32 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Two launchers of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system and a radar post in the Shpilevka area of the Sumy region were destroyed.
During the night, Russian air defense systems shot down 15 Ukrainian drones in 10 areas of settlements and over Zmeiny Island. In the Kherson region, 11 Smerch multiple rocket launchers and a Tochka-U tactical missile were intercepted.
Since the beginning of the special operation, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 165 aircraft, 125 helicopters, 879 drones, 306 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,098 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 381 multiple rocket launchers, 1,525 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 2,934 special military vehicles. technology.
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On May 14, the Ministry of Defense published footage of the destruction of the Ukrainian Armed Forces crossing the Seversky Donets. The crossing was completely destroyed by artillery and sank, armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine with crews were destroyed during the battle. The rest of the armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were captured by Russian servicemen.