MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Russian forces have eliminated 583 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, 2,576 tanks and armored vehicles and 287 multiple rocket launchers since the start of their special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.
"Overall, the following targets have been destroyed since the start of the special military operation: 141 aircraft, 110 helicopters, 583 unmanned aerial vehicles, 269 surface-to-air missile systems, 2,576 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 287 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,111 field artillery guns and mortars and also 2,392 special military motor vehicles," the spokesman said.
Russian combat aircraft struck 87 Ukrainian military sites and eliminated about 500 nationalists overnight, including 60 militants of the Donbass nationalist group, Konashenkov said.
"Operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft struck 87 Ukrainian military facilities that included 79 areas of amassed enemy manpower and military equipment. They also eliminated about 500 enemy personnel, 59 pieces of armor, artillery guns and vehicles, and over 60 militants of the Donbass nationalist group near the community of Rubtsy in the Donetsk People’s Republic," the spokesman said.
The Russian forces also eliminated two launchers of Buk-M1 and Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile systems near the populated areas of Vesyoloye and Prishib, and two ammunition depots near the communities of Novosyolovka and Slavyansk, the general said.
The Russian troops delivered strikes by air-launched precision missiles to eliminate four Ukrainian military sites, including two ammunition depots, Konashenkov said.
"Throughout the night, air-launched precision missiles struck four Ukrainian military targets that included two locations of amassed enemy manpower and military hardware, and also two ammunition depots near Kurulka and Novaya Dmitrovka in the Kharkov Region," the spokesman said.
Russian air defense systems shot down 13 Ukrainian drones and two Tochka-U tactical missiles, Konashenkov said.
"Russian air defense capabilities shot down 13 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near the communities of Novy Mir, Ocheretino Mirnoye, Donetsk, Novolyubovka, Balakleya and Kazachya Lopan," the spokesman said.
A Russian Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system shot down two Ukrainian Tochka-U tactical missiles over the communities of Tokmak in the Zaporozhye Region and Svatovo in the Kharkov Region, the general said.
The Russian missile and artillery troops accomplished 1,299 fire tasks in the past 24 hours during their special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov said.
"The missile and artillery troops accomplished 1,299 fire tasks in the past 24 hours," he said.
Specifically, the Russian missile and artillery troops eliminated 37 Ukrainian command posts, 983 areas of amassed enemy manpower and military hardware, 139 artillery positions and 21 ammunition depots, the general said.
In the area of the community of Barvenkovo in the Kharkov Region, the Russian forces eliminated two Ukrainian S-300 surface-to-air missile systems, a Tochka-U tactical missile launcher and a jamming station, the spokesman specified.