Russian Armed Forces disabled 211 Ukrainian military facilities: MoD
The Russian Armed Forces destroyed 211 Ukrainian facilities and seized a large number of foreign weapons systems during the operation.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters that the Russian army disabled 211 military infrastructure facilities in Ukraine.
"In total, the Russian Armed Forces disabled 211 facilities of the military infrastructure of Ukraine. Among them, 17 command posts and communication centers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 19 S-300 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 39 radar stations. Six combat aircraft, 1 helicopter, 5 unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down," he said.
"Destroyed air defense system "Buk" of the Ukrainian armed formations near #Kyiv"pic.twitter.com/MfxHMvAvPj— marqs (@MarQs__) February 25, 2022
The top military figure added that "sixty-seven tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 16 multiple rocket launchers, 87 units of special military vehicles were destroyed."
A Ukrainian S-300 surface to air missile (SAM) TEL hit by Russian airstrikes near Kherson airport earlier today.#Ukraine #Russia pic.twitter.com/0FulqZU5CZ— AEROSINT Division PSF (@PSFAERO) February 24, 2022
Russian armed forces seized a large number of foreign weapons systems during the operation, including the US anti-tank missile system Javelin and the UK's NLAW, Konashenkov noted.
Ukrainian T-64 tank burning in #Melitopolpic.twitter.com/3xLINkWs1w— marqs (@MarQs__) February 25, 2022
Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the Russian army is successfully carrying out its military mission, preserving security and safeguarding the country.
#Ukraine : A very large convoy of various Ukrainian army vehicles destroyed and abandoned 5 kilometers away from Oleshky, #Kherson. The convoy mostly consists of supply trucks, however few tanks, BRDM-2 and even 9K33 Osa SAM systems are also seen. [Part 1] pic.twitter.com/v5JKfRR9DZ— 🇺🇦 Ukraine Weapons Tracker (@UAWeapons) February 25, 2022
Putin added: "I want to give the highest appraisal to the actions of Russian soldiers and officers. They act courageously, professionally, heroically. They perform their military duty successfully. They successfully solve the most important task of ensuring the security of our people and our Fatherland."