Russia-Ukraine War

Russian Defense Ministry claims shooting down 1 Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet, 6 UAVs

Russian forces hit over 500 targets in Ukraine Monday night, according to ministry

Elena Teslova   | 31.05.2022
Russian Defense Ministry claims shooting down 1 Ukrainian Su-25 fighter jet, 6 UAVs File Photo

MOSCOW

The Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday that it shot down Ukraine's one Su-25 fighter jet and six unmanned aerial vehicles on Monday night.

Russia's aviation, rocket forces, and artillery hit over 500 targets, ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said at a press briefing in Moscow.

Also, Ukraine's 45 command points and 499 areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment, along with 46 firing positions of artillery and mortar batteries were hit by the Russian strikes.

The rocket forces destroyed 36 pieces of weapons and military equipment, including the Ukrainian battery of the Uragan (Hurricane) and Grad multiple launch rocket launchers, two ammunition depots, and one fuel depot.

"In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, 184 aircraft, 128 helicopters, 1,070 unmanned aerial vehicles, 325 air defense systems, 3,342 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 454 multiple rocket launchers, 1,738 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 3,311 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed," Konashenkov added.

At least 4,074 civilians have been killed and 4,826 injured in Ukraine since the war started on Feb. 24, according to UN estimates. The true toll is believed to be much higher.

Over 6.8 million people have fled to other countries, while more than 7.7 million have been internally displaced, according to the UN refugee agency.

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