he Russian Ministry of Defense claims to have destroyed more than 100 Ukrainian aircraft since the start of its “special operation” in Ukraine on February 24.
In a regular press conference today, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said 53 drones and 62 warplanes were destroyed by the Russian forces. This number includes 49 and 13 warplanes on the ground and in air respectively.
The Russia military says it hit 1,612 Ukrainian military facilities were hit during the operation. “Among them, 62 command posts and communication centers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, 39 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 52 radar stations,” Konashenkov added.
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Meanwhile the Ukrainian military alleged inflicting heavy damages to the Russian forces. The total combat losses of the “enemy” include 9000 troops, 217 tanks, 900 armored vehicles, 90 artillery pieces, 42 MLRS, 11 anti-aircraft warfare, 30 aircraft, 31 helicopters, 374 fighting vehicles, 2 boats, 60 fuel tanks and 3 drones.