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 May 12 by the official representative of the military department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov.
“Air defense systems shot down a Su-27 fighter of the Ukrainian Air Force near the village of Chasov Yar in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” he reported.
The general also said that three rockets of the HIMARS and Uragan multiple launch rocket systems were intercepted by air defense systems during the day.
“In addition, 25 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of Krivosheevka, Kremennaya Luhansk People’s Republic, Belogorivka, Avdeevka, Chasov Yar of the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kamenskoe, Tokmak, Pology of the Zaporozhye Region, Naked Pristan and Zburyevka of the Kherson Region,” Konashenkov said.
According to the Ministry of Defense, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed: 422 aircraft, 230 helicopters, 4,099 unmanned aerial vehicles, 421 anti-aircraft missile systems, 9,108 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,100 combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems, 4,796 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 10141 units of special military vehicles.
Previously EADaily reported that in the Donetsk direction, the total losses of the Armed Forces of Ukraine amounted to about 900 Ukrainian servicemen killed and wounded, more than 30 armored vehicles, as well as seven vehicles, two D-30 howitzers and one L-118 howitzer made in the UK.