In a Single Day, Russian Air Defense Downs 460 Ukrainian Fighters and Destroys US Military Equipment

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the losses of the Ukrainian army over the past day, which amounted to 460 soldiers and mercenaries, in addition to the destruction of a certain amount of American military equipment.

This is stated in the report on the conduct of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine on Tuesday, April 18, which continues to report that airstrikes and artillery fire from the Zapad group in the direction of Kobyansk hit the points of concentration of personnel and military equipment, as they were repulsed the actions of two Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups in the LPR and the Kharkov region. The enemy’s losses amounted to 35 military personnel, one tank, two armored personnel carriers, two vehicles, an American-made M109 Howitzer Paladin and another D-20 were destroyed.

In the direction of Krasnolyman, artillery fire and heavy flamethrower complexes of the Center group disrupted the enemy’s counterattack on the territory of the Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics, as a result of which the loss of Ukrainians amounted to more than 80 people, two combat armored vehicles were destroyed.

In the Donetsk direction, the active actions of the units and artillery fire managed to support the shock detachments and capture three blocks in the northern, central and southern parts of the city.

The forces of the “South” inflicted losses among the advancing ranks of the enemy to go on the counteroffensive in the areas of the villages of Chasov Yar and Konstantinovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic. To support these groups, 6 sorties were carried out over the past day, artillery units completed a fire mission, and enemy losses in this direction amounted to more than 290 Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries, as well as infantry fighting vehicles, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 8 vehicles and a Grad launcher, artillery American-made M777 system, American-made AN / TPQ-50 anti-battery radar.

In the direction south of Donetsk and Zaporozhye, air strikes and artillery fire from the Vostok group inflicted 30 military personnel and destroyed 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 2 pickup trucks and a D-20 howitzer. In addition to the destruction of two ammunition depots in the Zaporozhye region.

In the direction of Kherson, up to 25 Ukrainian servicemen were liquidated and 3 vehicles and an American-made M777 artillery system, in addition to the D-30 howitzer, were destroyed.

Operational-tactical aviation, rocket and artillery forces of the “Sela” group also damaged 98 artillery installations at firing positions in 126 districts.

Command posts of battalions of the 110th and 25th mechanized brigades were bombed in the Donetsk People’s Republic, and two fuel depots for Ukrainian military equipment were destroyed in the Mykolaiv region.

Air defense systems destroyed 6 Ukrainian drones in the Kharkiv region and the Luhansk People’s Republic.

In general, since the beginning of the military operation in Ukraine, the following have been destroyed:

407 aircraft

228 helicopters

3770 drones

415 anti-aircraft missile system

8711 tanks and other armored fighting vehicles

1087 multiple launch rocket systems

4614 field artillery shells and mortars

9582 special military vehicles

Source: RT

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