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 at a briefing on February 3 by the official representative of the military department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
According to him, Russian Aerospace Forces fighter aircraft shot down a MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force in the area of the settlement of Novopavlovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Also, Russian air defense systems shot down a Su-25 aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force near the city of Kherson.
“In addition, 11 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles and 13 rockets of the US-made HIMARS multiple launch rocket system were destroyed during the day,” the general reported.
He clarified that this happened in the areas of the settlements of Tavolzhanka, Lozovaya of the Kharkiv region, Kirilovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kremennaya, Krasnorechenskoe, Kolomyychikha, Chervonopopovka, Naugolnaya of the Luhansk People’s Republic, Vodiane of the Zaporozhye region and Knyaz-Grygorovka of the Kherson region.
“In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed: 384 aircraft, 206 helicopters, 3,057 unmanned aerial vehicles, 403 anti-aircraft missile systems, 7,798 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,012 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 4,034 field artillery pieces and mortars, and also 8302 units of special military vehicles”, Konashenkov concluded.
Previously EADaily reported that the British government doubted the possibility of transferring fighter jets to Kyiv, which Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky constantly asks for.