Russian aviation destroyed a large warehouse of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) in Razdolivka, where shells for American M-777 howitzers were stored. This was announced on May 24 at a briefing by the official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
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“During the day, high-precision air-based missiles hit three command posts, 36 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, a self-propelled artillery battalion of the 14th mechanized brigade in the area of the settlement of Soledar, as well as six ammunition depots in the areas of Minkovka, Bakhmut, Nikolaevka, Disputed and Krasny Liman of the Donetsk People’s Republic, including one large warehouse of 155-mm shells for American M-777 howitzers in Razdolovka,” Konashenkov said.
The major general said that Russian operational-tactical and army aviation hit two command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, three ammunition depots, 80 areas of concentration of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, as well as the Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system in the Pilipchatino region of the DPR.
“In total, more than 210 nationalists were killed as a result of air strikes, 31 units of military equipment were disabled,” Konashenkov said.
In addition, in the region of Kramatorsk (DPR), Russian fighter aircraft shot down a MiG-29 aircraft of the Ukrainian troops. Also, Russian air defense systems shot down five Ukrainian drones in the Kherson and Kharkov regions.
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, since the beginning of the special operation, the Armed Forces of Ukraine have destroyed 178 aircraft, 125 helicopters, 995 unmanned aerial vehicles, 320 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3243 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 425 multiple rocket launchers, 1658 field artillery pieces. and mortars, as well as 3124 units of special military vehicles.
On May 23, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that a Russian Black Sea Fleet submarine had fired four Kalibr cruise missiles at Ukraine’s military infrastructure.
On May 21, the Russian Defense Ministry spoke about the destruction of a large batch of weapons and military equipment delivered from the United States and European countries for Ukrainian troops. The object was liquidated by Kalibr missiles in the area of the Malin railway station in the Zhytomyr region.