The Russian Defense Ministry announced the destruction of HIMARS and Mi-24 Ukrainian forces
The agency has already reported on the destruction of six HIMARS MLRS in Ukraine. The Pentagon stated that the Armed Forces continue to use each of the installations delivered to Kyiv
A HIMARS launcher and an ammunition depot for it were destroyed near Kramatorsk in the DPR, the Russian Ministry of Defense said in a briefing on Saturday.
Two Mi-24 helicopters of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed on a helipad in the Nikolaev region.
According to Igor Konashenkov, a representative of the department, Russian air defense systems shot down four HIMARS shells in the air near Nova Kakhovka in the Kherson region, and also destroyed four Ukrainian drones in the Kharkiv region.
Konashenkov claims that the Russian military suppressed two platoons of Grad multiple launch rocket systems; near Soledar and Artemovsk in the Donetsk region, three artillery platoons of Akatsiya guns, as well as five platoons of D-30 howitzers.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
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< p>August 2, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian military had destroyed six HIMARS installations in Ukraine. The Pentagon did not confirm this, saying that the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to use each of the MLRS that the United States and allies supplied to it.