M777 Howitzers, 2 Bayraktar Drones Destroyed in Russian Missile Strike in Ukraine

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M777 Howitzers, 2 Bayraktar Drones Destroyed in Russian Missile Strike in Ukraine
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Russia says it destroyed additional U.S.-made M777 howitzers as well as Turkey-supplied Bayraktar TB2 combat drones in Ukraine.

Oniks high-precision missile launched by Bastion coastal missile system struck Artsiz airfield in Odessa region. The attack has resulted in destroying a control station for Bayraktar-TB2 UAV and 2 UAVs of this system on the ground.

Within the counter-battery warfare, 11 plattoons of Grad multiple rocket-launching systems have been neutralised near Kurtimovka, Ochertino, Tonenkoye, Sukhaya Balka, Novgorodskoye, Mayorovka, Otradovka and Zaytsevo over the past 24 hours.

In addition, 12 artillery plattoons of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) have been neutralised at their firing positions near Dzerzhinsk, Novgorodskoye, Nikolayevka, Leninskoye and Zaytsevo.

Two M777 155-mm howitzers and their crews have been eliminated near Podgornoye.

Operational-tactical and army aviation managed to neutralize 47 manpower and equipment concentration areas, Russian defense ministry claimed in a statement.

The eliminated targets include: manpower and military equipment near Vesyoloye, Privolchye and Bogorodichnoye (Donetsk People's Republic), a launching ramp of Buk-M1 multiple rocket-launching system near Seversk (Donetsk People's Republic), as well as illumination and observation radar of S-300 air defence missile system near Novodruzhesk (Lugansk People's Republic).

Missile troops and artillery have neutralized 148 manpower and military equipment concentration areas of the AFU, 25 command posts, as well as 59 artillery units at their firing positions.

Attacks launched by aviation, missile troops and artillery have resulted in 450 nationalists, 13 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, as well as 16 special vehicles.

Russian air defense systems have shot down 1 MiG-29 of the Ukrainian Air Force near Apostolovo (Dnepropetrovsk region).

In addition, 9 Ukrainian UAVs have been shot down near Alisovka (Kharkov region), Verkhnetoretskoye (Donetsk People's Republic), Grechishkino (Lugansk People's Republic), mound Mogila Kulicha, Tomina Balka and Chernobayevka (Kherson region).

Nine projectiles launched by Uragan multiple-launching system have been intercepted near Malaya Kamyshevakha and Dolgenkoye (Kharkov region), Makeyevka and Avdeyevka (Donetsk People's Republic).

In total, 208 airplanes and 132 helicopters, 1,260 UAVs, 345 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,696 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 576 combat vehicles equipped with multiple rocket-launching systems, 2,055 field artillery cannons and mortars, as well as 3,731 units of special military equipment have been destroyed during the special military operation.

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