Russian forces destroy 634 drones, 2,638 armored vehicles in Ukraine operation — top brass

TASS Russian News Agency | Apr 29, 2022 at 1:05 PM

MOSCOW, April 29. /TASS-DEFENSE/. Russian troops have eliminated 142 Ukrainian combat aircraft, 634 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2,638 tanks and other armored vehicles and 304 multiple launch rocket systems since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.

"Overall, the following targets have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation: 142 planes, 111 helicopters, 634 unmanned aerial vehicles, 278 surface-to-air missile systems, 2,638 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 304 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,175 field artillery guns and mortars, and 2,467 special military automotive vehicles," the spokesman said.

The Russian Aerospace Force hit 112 Ukrainian military facilities overnight, including two command posts and four missile/artillery arms depots in the settlements of Pokrovskoye and Gorokhovskoye, Konashenkov said.

"Operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Force struck 112 Ukrainian military facilities overnight, including two command posts, 11 strongholds, 95 areas of amassed manpower and military equipment, and also four missile/artillery arms depots in the settlements of Pokrovskoye and Gorokhovskoye," the spokesman said.

Russia's Aerospace Force delivered a strike with precision weapons to destroy production facilities of the Artyom aerospace enterprise in Kiev, Konashenkov said.

Russian Kalibr sea-launched missiles eliminated three traction substations of the railways hubs in Fastov, Krasnosyolka and Polonnoye, he added.

The Russian troops delivered strikes with air-launched precision missiles to destroy ten Ukrainian military targets, including nine areas of the amassment of manpower and military equipment and an ammunition depot near the community of Ilyichyovka, the spokesman said.

Russian air defense systems eliminated 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over the settlements of Redkodub, Shiykovka, Nevskoye, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Stepnoi Yar, Petrovskoye, Zelyonoye Pole, Bukovo, Panteleimonovka, Makeyevka and Chenobayevka, including a Bayraktar TB2 drone in the area of Novovodoyany at the Russian-Ukrainian border, the spokesman said.

Also, in the area of the community of Kamenka, the Russian air defense forces shot down a shell of a Ukrainian Smerch multiple launch rocket system, the general added.

The Russian missile troops struck 13 Ukrainian military sites overnight, Konashenkov said.

In particular, in the area of the settlement of Gorokhovskoye in the Nikolayev Region, the Russian missile forces detected and eliminated a launcher together with the combat crew of a Ukrainian Tochka-U missile system that had delivered a strike on Kherson residential quarters on April 28, the general said.

The Russian missile forces also struck six areas of amassed enemy manpower and military hardware, and also wiped out three artillery batteries of the Ukrainian army and a battalion of multiple launch rocket systems, Konashenkov said.

Russian artillery troops accomplished 975 fire missions throughout the night, eliminating 21 command posts, 69 strongholds, 763 areas of the amassment of enemy manpower and military equipment, and also 107 artillery positions. The strikes eliminated over 280 Ukrainian nationalists and 38 armored and automotive vehicles, the general added.