Russian Air Defense Shoots Down 5 Ukrainian HIMARS Rockets. PHOTOS/TASS
MOSCOW – Air defense forces Russia shot down 5 rockets HIMARS US-made, HARM anti-radiation missiles and seven Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles during a special military operation in Ukraine . This was stated by the Spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, Monday (20/3/2023).
“In the last 24 hours, the air defense capability intercepted five rockets from the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system, as well as the HARM anti-radiation missile,” Konashenkov said, as quoted by TASS.
“In addition, they destroyed seven Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in areas near the settlements of Kremennaya, Rubezhnoye, Ploshchanka and Karmazinovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic and Kirillovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” he continued.
Konashenkov also reported that Russian troops attacked Ukrainian troops in the Kupyansk area, eliminating around 55 enemy soldiers in the past day.
“In the Kupyansk direction, aircraft and artillery from the western battle group attacked units of the Ukrainian army in the area near the settlements of Dvurechnaya and Berestovoe in the Kharkov and Artyomovka Regions of the Lugansk People’s Republic,” he said.
The impact of the attack killed 55 Ukrainian personnel, an armored fighting vehicle, two pickup trucks and a D-20 howitzer.
Russian troops, Moscow warplanes and artillery were also deployed to attack the Ukrainian workforce in the Krasny Liman area, destroying more than 100 enemy soldiers in the past day.
“In the direction of Krasny Liman, units of the battle group Center, aircraft and artillery attacked the enemy’s manpower and equipment in the area near the settlements of Yampolovka and Terny in the Donetsk People’s Republic during their active operations,” the spokesman said.
“More than 100 Ukrainian personnel, infantry fighting vehicles, three pickup trucks, motorized vehicles and an Msta-B howitzer were destroyed in the area in the last 24 hours,” he continued.
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