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The Russian Aerospace Forces delivered strikes by precision missiles against the railway-car repair plant on the outskirts of Kiev to wipe out T-72 tanks supplied by East European countries to Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

“The Russian Aerospace Forces delivered strikes by air-launched long-range precision missiles against Kiev outskirts to eliminate T-72 tanks and other armor on the premises of the railway-car repair plant that had been supplied by East European countries,” the spokesman said.

Russian missile and artillery troops wiped out 46 Ukrainian command posts, 123 artillery and mortar units at firing positions in the past 24 hours, Konashenkov said.

“The missile and artillery troops hit the following targets: 46 command posts, 123 artillery and mortar units at firing positions and also 498 areas of amassed Ukrainian manpower and military hardware,” the spokesman said.

The Russian Aerospace Forces delivered strikes by precision missiles to wipe out the command posts of Ukraine’s 81st and 95th air assault brigades and Ukrainian military hardware repair workshops, Konashenkov said.

“Air-launched precision missiles eliminated workshops in the communities of Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka and Chasov Yar in the Donetsk People’s Republic that repaired and recovered the Ukrainian army’s combat hardware damaged in battles. Also, in the past 24 hours, the strikes eliminated the command posts of the Ukrainian army’s 81st and 95th air assault brigades and six areas of amassed manpower and military equipment,” the spokesman said.

The Russian Aerospace Forces also delivered strikes by precision missiles to eliminate three Ukrainian artillery arms depots and a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-fire radar in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Konashenkov said.

“The strikes eliminated two launchers of the Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system near the communities of Cherkasskoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic and Orekhov in the Zaporozhye Region, two combat vehicles of multiple launch rocket systems near the settlement of Korotych in the Kharkov Region, three missile/artillery arms depots in the areas of Mayaki and Slavyansk in the Donetsk People’s Republic and also a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-fire radar near Seversk in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the spokesman said.

Russian combat aircraft shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter in an aerial battle near Slavyansk in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Konashenkov said.

“During an aerial battle, a MiG-29 plane of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down near Slavyansk in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the spokesman said.

Russian combat aircraft struck three Ukrainian command posts, 65 areas of amassed enemy manpower and military equipment and three ammunition depots, Konashenkov said.

“Operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft struck three command posts, 65 areas of amassed manpower and military hardware and three ammunition depots. In all, the air strikes eliminated over 350 nationalists,” the spokesman said.

The air strikes also wiped out 10 Ukrainian tanks and armored vehicles, two Grad multiple launch rocket systems, nine artillery guns and 14 special vehicles, the general added.

In the area of the Konstantinovka railway station, the air strikes wiped out storage tanks with fuel for the Ukrainian military in Donbass and two ammunition depots in the areas of the communities of Bakhmut in the Donetsk People’s Republic and Loskutovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, the spokesman said.

Russian air defense systems intercepted two Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles in the Nikolayev Region and also eliminated 10 drones, Konashenkov said.

“Two Tochka-U tactical missiles were intercepted over the settlement of Novogeorgiyevka in the Nikolayev Region and three Ukrainian shells of the Uragan multiple launch rocket system were shot down over the communities of Sukhaya Kamenka, Dolgenkoye and Kamenka in the Kharkov Region,” the spokesman said.

In the past 24 hours, the Russian air defense capabilities also shot down 10 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near the communities of Vidrodzhennya, Ryasnoye and Svyatogorsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kirovsk, Prudovka, Borovenki and Varvarovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Volchiy Yar and Bolshiye Prokhody in the Kharkov Region and Zazornoye in the Zaporozhye Region, including a Bayraktar TB2 drone in the area of Beryozovka in the Kharkov Region, the general specified.

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