The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a military special operation in Ukraine, during which aviation and air defense systems successfully counter threats from the air.
This is stated in the latest military report of the Ministry of Defense, which was announced on August 6 by the official representative of the department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
He said that over the past day, two Su-25s of the Ukrainian Air Force were destroyed. One of them was shot down in an air battle by operational-tactical aviation in the Solntsevo region of the Kirovograd region. Another Ukrainian Su-25 was shot down by air defense systems in the Radgospne area of the Kherson region.
“Also, Russian air defense systems shot down in the air: eight unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Dibrovnoye, Suligovka, Dolgenkoye, Prishib, Bayrak, Volokhov Yar of the Kharkiv region, Pology of the Zaporozhye region”, the general reported.
According to him, 26 multiple rocket launchers were also intercepted. This happened in the areas of the Kakhovskaya hydroelectric power station, Antonovsky Most, the settlements of Chernobaevka, Brilevka, Novaya Kakhovka, Aleshkovsky Sands, Tsyurupinsk, Kherson region, Sukhaya Kamenka and Barvenkovo, Kharkiv region.
“In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed: 263 aircraft, 145 helicopters, 1,693 unmanned aerial vehicles, 361 anti-aircraft missile systems, 4,259 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 789 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 3,270 field artillery guns and mortars, and also 4739 units of special military vehicles”, Konashenkov concluded.
Previously EADaily reported that against the backdrop of massive losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Mykolaiv direction, Ukrainian servicemen refuse to carry out the order to attack, massively leave their positions and desert.