Russia MoD unveils tally of 28th day of spec op in Ukraine
Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov announces the tally of the 28th day of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine.
Since the beginning of Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, Moscow's forces have downed 255 UAVs and destroyed 189 anti-aircraft missile systems and 1,564 tanks and armored vehicles, Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said Wednesday.
He also told a press briefing the Russian Armed Forces destroyed 158 multiple rocket launchers, 627 Howitzers, and mortars, in addition to 1,367 military vehicles.
🇷🇺🇺🇦 Брифинг Минобороны России ➡️ https://t.co/vvZdTxNkOb pic.twitter.com/Xr6xVI5fRI— Минобороны России (@mod_russia) March 23, 2022
"The Russian air defense systems downed nine Ukrainian UAVs in Izyum, Sumy, Kharkov, and Chernihiv," the Russian official added.
Moscow's forces launched strikes on 86 military facilities, including six command centers, two rocket launchers, eight howitzers, three ammunition warehouses, and 49 areas with a high concentration of Ukrainian ammunition, arms, and military equipment.
Russian drone feed showing strike on Ukraine artillery unit around Chernihiv. pic.twitter.com/6eU6ShaFFA— Aldin 🇧🇦 (@aldin_ww) March 23, 2022
Earlier today, the Russian Special Operations Forces announced a series of operations they conducted during Russia's special military operation in Ukraine, revealing that they terminated 300 extremist nationalists in one operation.
The operation took place in Kharkov, and those eliminated were neutralized during heavy fighting in the city. The forces also stressed that they were working on securing roads to ensure the safety of military convoys and humanitarian aid convoys.
#Ukraine: Drone footage showing the targeting of a Ukrainian 5P85D launcher from a S-300PS SAM system in #Kyiv. Presumably, the Russian army used a Krasnopol 152mm laser-guided artillery shell. pic.twitter.com/lktVGwHs75— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) March 23, 2022
Russian National Defense Management Center chief Mikhail Mezentsev had revealed that Ukrainian nationalists were forcing civilians to join their ranks.
Russia launched its special military operation for several reasons, including NATO's eastward expansion. Other reasons were the Ukrainian shelling of Donbass and the killing of the people of the Donetsk People's Republic and Lugansk People's Republic, in addition to Moscow wanting to "denazify" and demilitarize Ukraine.