MOSCOW, January 24. /TASS/. The Russian Airborne Force’s artillery destroyed a US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar in the Kherson area over the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Tuesday.
"In the Kherson direction, the Airborne Force’s artillery wiped out a US-manufactured AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar near the community of Antonovka in the Kherson Region," the spokesman said.
Two Ukrainian army brigades suffered over 40 casualties in the Kupyansk area as a result of damage inflicted by Russian combat aircraft and artillery over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"In the Kupyansk area, aircraft and artillery of the Western Military District inflicted damage by firepower on units of the Ukrainian army’s 14th mechanized brigade and 103rd territorial defense brigade in areas near the settlements of Timkovka and Berestovoye in the Kharkov Region," the spokesman said.
The strikes eliminated over 40 Ukrainian troops, an armored fighting vehicle and a motor vehicle, the general specified.
Russian forces eliminated about 30 Ukrainian troops, an M777 howitzer and two counter-battery radars in the Krasny Liman area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
Artillery troops of Russia’s Central Military District struck units of the Ukrainian army’s 80th and 95th air assault brigades in areas near the settlements of Chervonaya Dibrova in the Lugansk People’s Republic and Serebryanka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the spokesman specified.
"Over 30 Ukrainian servicemen, five armored combat vehicles, an M777 artillery system and two US-made AN/TPQ-37 counter-battery radars were destroyed," the general said.
Russian forces continued their offensive in the Donetsk area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"In the Donetsk area, units of the Southern Military District continued their offensive operations. The enemy’s total losses amounted to 50 Ukrainian personnel, an armored personnel carrier, two pickup trucks, a Grad multiple rocket launcher and a Msta-B howitzer," the spokesman said.
Russian army aviation, missile troops and artillery also inflicted damage on units of the Ukrainian army’s 25th air assault brigade near the town of Seversk in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the general added.
Russian forces destroyed more than 25 Ukrainian troops and an Akatsiya self-propelled artillery gun in the Zaporozhye area over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"In the Zaporozhye direction, over 25 Ukrainian servicemen of the 108th territorial defense brigade were eliminated in areas near the settlements of Prechistovka and Novosyolka in the Donetsk People’s Republic along with an Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, two D-20 and D-30 howitzers and three motor vehicles in the past day as a result of artillery fire and active operations by units of the Eastern Military District," the spokesman said.
Russian forces struck the command post of the Ukrainian army’s 57th mechanized brigade and an ammunition depot in the Donetsk People’s Republic over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"Operational-tactical aircraft, missile troops and artillery of the Russian group of forces struck the command post of the Ukrainian army’s 57th separate mechanized brigade and a missile/artillery armament depot in areas near the communities of Artyomovsk and Novoukrainka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. In addition, they struck 64 artillery units at firing positions, manpower and military hardware in 102 areas," the spokesman said.
Russian combat aircraft destroyed a Ukrainian Buk-M1 mobile air defense system in the Kharkov Region over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"Aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a Ukrainian Buk-M1 self-propelled surface-to-air missile system near the settlement of Peski-Radkovskiye in the Kharkov Region," the spokesman said.
Russian air defense systems shot down ten Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles over the past day, Konashenkov reported.
"Air defense capabilities shot down ten Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles near the settlements of Novochervonoye and Zolotaryovka in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Nikolskoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Chubarevka, Ternovatoye and Mikhailovka in the Zaporozhye Region, Krynki, Vasilyevka, Novaya Kakhovka and Knyaze-Grigorovka in the Kherson Region," the spokesman said.
In all, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 376 Ukrainian warplanes, 203 helicopters, 2,944 unmanned aerial vehicles, 402 surface-to-air missile systems, 7,614 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 988 multiple rocket launchers, 3,898 field artillery guns and mortars and 8,159 special military motor vehicles since the beginning of the special military operation, Konashenkov reported.