MOSCOW, May 29. /TASS/. Russian forces have destroyed 183 Ukrainian combat aircraft, 1,049 unmanned aerial vehicles, 3,309 tanks and other armored vehicles and 447 multiple rocket launchers since the beginning of their special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.
"In all, the following targets have been eliminated since the start of the special military operation: 183 aircraft, 128 helicopters, 1,049 unmanned aerial vehicles, 325 surface-to-air missile systems, 3,309 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 447 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,722 field artillery guns and mortars and 3,270 special military motor vehicles," the spokesman said.
Russian air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian Su-25 ground attack plane in the Dnepropetrovsk Region, Konashenkov said.
"Russian air defense capabilities shot down a Su-25 plane of the Ukrainian Air Force near the settlement of Novogrigorovka in the Dnepropetrovsk Region," the spokesman said.
The Russian air defense forces also intercepted a Ukrainian shell of the Smerch multiple launch rocket system in the area of the community of Malaya Kamyshevakha in the Kharkov Region, the general added.
The Russian Aerospace Forces delivered a strike by precision missiles to wipe out a large arms arsenal of the Ukrainian army on industrial premises in Krivoi Rog, Konashenkov said.
"Long-range precision missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces eliminated a large arms arsenal of the Ukrainian military on the warehouse premises of one of enterprises in Krivoi Rog in the Dnepropetrovsk Region," the spokesman said.
Russian missile and artillery troops eliminated 62 Ukrainian army command posts, Konashenkov said.
"The missile and artillery troops struck 62 command posts, 596 areas of amassed manpower and military hardware, and also 52 positions of artillery and mortar units of Ukrainian nationalists," the spokesman said.
Russian combat aircraft struck two Ukrainian command posts and 53 areas of amassed manpower in their special military operation in Ukraine, Konashenkov said.
"Operational-tactical and army aviation aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles hit two command posts, and also 53 areas of amassed Ukrainian manpower and military equipment," the spokesman said.
The air strikes eliminated over 300 nationalists and up to 50 pieces of military and special hardware, the general said.
Russian forces delivered strikes by precision missiles in the past 24 hours to eliminate three Ukrainian command posts, two artillery batteries, an Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system, a radar and five ammunition depots, Konashenkov said.
"In the past 24 hours, air-launched precision missiles struck three command posts, 25 areas of amassed Ukrainian manpower and military equipment and two artillery batteries at firing positions," the spokesman said.
The strikes also eliminated an Osa-AKM anti-aircraft missile system near the settlement of Nikolayevka in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), a radar station for detecting and tracking aerial targets in the area of the community of Boguslavka in the Kharkov Region, five ammunition depots near Krasnogorovka and Pokrovskoye in the DPR, Severodonetsk in the Lugansk People’s Republic and Bezrukov in the Kharkov Region, the general said.