MOSCOW, October 26. /TASS/. Russian forces destroyed a Ukrainian army communications center in the Kharkov Region in the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Wednesday.
"In the area of the settlement of Prikolotnoye in the Kharkov Region, a Ukrainian army communications center was obliterated," the spokesman said.
The strikes by Russian operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft, missile and artillery troops wiped out two Ukrainian army command posts in the areas of the settlements of Artyomovsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic and Konstantinovka in the Zaporozhye Region, and also 59 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 177 areas, the general said.
In addition, in the area of the city of Dnepr, Russian forces destroyed an oil storage facility that supplied diesel fuel to the Ukrainian battlegroup in Donbass, Konashenkov reported.
Russian troops eliminated over 70 Ukrainian militants and two tanks in the Krasny Liman area in the past day, he said.
"In the Krasny Liman direction, over 70 Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks, five infantry fighting vehicles, one armored personnel carrier and five pickup trucks were destroyed as a result of active operations by Russian troops," the spokesman said.
Russian forces eliminated over 120 Ukrainian troops in the enemy’s attempt to attack in the Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog area, Konashenkov reported.
"In the Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog direction, up to two enemy battalion tactical groups made unsuccessful attempts to attack in the areas of the settlements of Ishchenka, Bruskinskoye, Pyatikhatki and Koshara in the Kherson Region," the spokesman said.
Russia’s strikes destroyed up to 125 Ukrainian troops, 7 combat armored vehicles and 13 motor vehicles, the general specified.
Russian troops repelled all the attacks by the Ukrainian military and foreign mercenaries to attack Russia’s positions in the Kupyansk area, Konashenkov reported.
"In the Kupyansk direction, the enemy launched five sequential attacks with a battalion tactical group and a company of foreign mercenaries numbering a total of up to 500 men to attack the positions of Russian troops on a narrow front in the area of the settlement of Kuzemovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic. All the attacks were repelled," the spokesman said.
The enemy was pushed back to its initial positions by active operations of Russian troops, artillery fire and strikes by army and assault aviation aircraft and heavy flamethrowers, the general said.
"Over 160 militants, five tanks, nine combat armored vehicles and 10 pickup trucks were destroyed," Konashenkov reported.
Russian air defense forces destroyed ten Ukrainian combat drones and shot down 13 American HIMARS rockets in the past day in the special military operation in Ukraine, he said.
"In the past 24 hours, air defense capabilities destroyed ten Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the communities of Yegorovka, Zelyony Gai, Pavlovka, Nikolskoye, Zavitne Bazhannya and Kirillovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Poltava in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Novaya Tarasovka in the Kharkov Region and Novaya Kamenka in the Kherson Region," the spokesman said.
In addition, Russian air defense systems shot down 13 American HIMARS rockets in the areas of the settlements of Burgunka, Olgovka, Nikolayevka, Novaya Kakhovka, Ponyatovka and Nikolskoye in the Kherson Region and Novonikolskoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic, the general said.