The official representative of the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov, announced on June 7 that artillery of the Russian Armed Forces (AF) had destroyed one self-propelled gun and two American-made howitzers transferred to the Ukrainian side by Norway.
“As a result of artillery strikes, one 155-mm M109A3 self-propelled gun transferred by Norway, two 155-mm M777 howitzers made in the United States, as well as seven field artillery guns and mortars, including a 203-mm Pion self-propelled gun, were destroyed,” the general said. .
He also said that 65 areas of concentration of manpower and equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were hit by operational-tactical aviation. In particular, 170 nationalists, ten tanks, two Grad multiple rocket launchers (MLRS), as well as a battery of field artillery and eight vehicles were destroyed.
In addition, Russian air defense systems shot down 12 Ukrainian drones in a day.
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, as of June 7, since the start of the special military operation to protect Donbass, the following have been destroyed: 190 aircraft, 129 helicopters, 1,139 drones, 333 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,443 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 478 MLRS installations, 1,807 field artillery pieces and mortars, 3464 units of special military vehicles.
On June 6, Konashenkov reported that Russian aviation had eliminated an American counter-battery radar in the Seversk region of the Donetsk People’s Republic. Rocket troops and artillery hit 431 areas of accumulation of manpower and equipment of the Ukrainian military.
On the same day, Russian aviation destroyed the production buildings of a forging and mechanical plant on the outskirts of Lozovaya in the Kharkov region.
Also, the defense department showed footage of strikes by the crews of Su-34 fighter-bombers on the equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU). Bombers use guided high-precision air-to-surface Kh-29 missiles. They are designed to destroy enemy strongholds and fortified targets.
Moscow continues a special operation to protect the Donbass, the beginning of which Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24. The key goals of the Russian military are the denazification and demilitarization of the Kyiv regime. This is necessary to ensure the security of the Russian state and people, the Kremlin said.
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