At a briefing on September 23, the Ministry of Defense reported operational news on the progress of a special military operation in Ukraine.
According to the official representative of the department, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, as a result of a high-precision strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces on units of the 81st airmobile brigade near the city of Kramatorsk (DPR), over 220 Ukrainian servicemen were eliminated.
In the areas of the city of Slavyansk and the settlement of Ozernoye (DPR), units of foreign mercenaries were hit by fire, more than 100 militants were destroyed.
The high-precision weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces near the city of Zaporizhia hit the positions of the Chaika tactical group, as well as the points of temporary deployment of the nationalist battalions Skif, Dnepr and Gepard. Over 190 militants and 12 units of military equipment have been eliminated.
The strikes of operational-tactical and army aviation, missile forces and artillery hit the points of temporary deployment of the 59th motorized infantry and 63rd mechanized brigades in the areas of Bezymennoye and Ternovye Pody settlements (Nikolaev region). The losses of the enemy amounted to more than 130 military personnel.
In addition, 4 command posts were hit, including the 14th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near the village of Dvurechnaya (Kharkiv region), the 9th regiment of the National Guard near the village of Primorskoye (Zaporozhye region), command and observation posts of the 2nd and 3rd battalion of the 65th mechanized brigade in the areas of the settlements of Novoandreevka and Upper Tersa (Zaporozhye region). 74 artillery units, manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were suppressed in 142 districts.
In the area of the settlement of Nikiforovka (DPR), the Ukrainian Buk-M1 air defense system was destroyed. Also, 3 warehouses of ammunition and rocket and artillery weapons were liquidated in the districts of the city of Zaporozhye, the settlements of Monachinovka (Kharkiv region) and Donetsk (DPR).
Fighter aircraft of the Aerospace Forces of the Russian Federation shot down one Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter in the air in the area of \u200b\u200bthe settlement of Novoselovka (Nikolaev region), as well as 2 Su-25 air forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlements of Vesele (Kherson region) and Kamyshevka (DNR) in the air in a day.
During the day, Russian air defense systems shot down 19 Ukrainian drones in the areas of the settlements of Novaya Kakhovka, Tomarino, Novoraysk, Shlyakhovoe, Miroliubovka, Belyaevka, Kreshchenovka, Bruskinskoe and Chkalovo (Kherson region), Lyubimovka (Zaporozhye region), Valeryanovka, Trypillya, Vladimirovka, Gornoe, Khartsyzsk, Novoaleksandrovka, Evgenovka, Terny and Krasnaya Polyana (DPR).
In addition, in the areas of the settlements of Plodovoe and Novaya Kakhovka (Kherson region), 42 rockets of the American MLRS “HIMARS”, as well as “Alder” were destroyed in the air by means of air defense.