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Russian air defenses intercept two Storm Shadow missiles, 19 HIMARS rockets – top brass

12 Ukrainian drones shot down

MOSCOW, May 27. /TASS/. Russian air defenses intercepted two Storm Shadow missiles, 19 HIMARS rockets, two HARM missiles and shot down 12 Ukrainian combat drones in the past 24 hours, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Saturday.

"The air defenses have intercepted two Storm Shadow long-range cruise missiles, 19 rockets fired from the HIMARS multiple launch rocket system and two HARM antiradar missiles," he said.

In addition, according to Konashenkov, twelve Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were brought down near Zatishnoye, Kremennaya, Chervonopopovka of the Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR); Kremenets, Yasnoye of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR); and Pology and Removka of the Zaporozhye Region.

The lieutenant-general added that in total, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 429 Ukrainian warplanes, 235 combat helicopters, 4,353 unmanned aerial vehicles, 424 surface-to-air missile systems, 9,310 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,100 multiple rocket launchers, 4,919 field artillery guns and mortars and 10,481 special military motor vehicles since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine.