MOSCOW, October 1. /TASS/. The fighter aviation of Russia’s Aerospace Forces downed a Ukrainian MiG-29 in the vicinity of the Pavlovka populated locality in the Nikolayev region, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.
"The fighter aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces downed a MiG-29 of Ukraine’s air force in the vicinity of the Pavlovka community in the Nikolayev region," he said.
Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog direction
Russian troops eliminated more than 270 Ukrainian servicemen and five tanks while deflecting the Ukrainian army’s attempt to advance on the Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog direction, Konashenkov said.
"On the Nikolayev-Krivoi Rog direction as a result of deflecting the adversary’s attempt to advance, the units of Russian troops have eliminated over 270 Ukrainian servicemen, five tanks, six infantry combat vehicles, 23 armored combat vehicles and 11 cars over 24 hours," he said.
Allied troops pulled out of Krasny Liman in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) while Russia’s forces have eliminated over 200 Ukrainian servicemen on this direction over 24 hours, Spokesman said.
"Due to the emerged threat of encirclement, the allied forces were withdrawn from the Krasny Liman populated locality to more advantageous positions," he said.
According to the military official, Russian troops eliminated more than 200 Ukrainian servicemen, five tanks and nine infantry combat vehicles on the Krasny Liman direction. He specified that despite heavy losses, the adversary brought in reserve troops and continued advancing.
HIMARS, HARM and Tochka-U
Russian air defense systems have eliminated seven HIMARS multiple-launch rocket system rockets, two US-made anti-radiation HARM missiles and one Tochka-U tactical missile over 24 hours, Russian Defense Ministry said.
"Seven rockets from the US-made HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems and two US-made anti-radiation HARM missiles were eliminated in air near Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson Region. Additionally, over the populated locality of Liptsy in the Kharkov region a tactical Tochka-U missile was taken down," the spokesman said. He also specified that 14 drones have been eliminated over 24 hours.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, in all, since the onset of the special military operation, Russia’s Armed Forces have eliminated 310 aircraft, 155 helicopters, 2,126 unmanned aerial vehicles, 378 air defense systems, over 5,200 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 858 multiple-launch rocket system combat vehicles, 3,441 field artillery weapons and mortars as well as 6,025 units of special military automotive equipment.
Russia’s Armed Forces eliminated more than 50 militants with a rocket strike on a deployment center of a Ukrainian military brigade in the vicinity of Kupyansk, Konashenkov said.
"In the vicinity of the populated locality of Kupyansk in the Kharkov region, a rocket strike eliminated a temporary deployment center of a unit of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army. More than 50 militants and 12 units of special military equipment were eliminated," he said.
Russia’s Aerospace Forces destroyed two US-made HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems (MLRS) and eliminated up to 60 Ukrainian servicemen in the vicinity of Zaporozhye within the framework of the special military operation, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman said on.
"Surgical strikes by the Russian Aerospace Forces on temporary deployment centers of the second battalion and rocket and artillery division of the 65th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian army in the vicinity of the city of Zaporozhye eliminated up to 60 servicemen and 10 units of military equipment, as well as two US-made HIMARS multiple-launch rocket systems," he said.
Russia’s Armed Forces eliminated a launch pad of a Ukrainian Buk-M1 missile launcher in the Zaporozhye Region, Konashenkov said.
"Four missile/artillery arms and ammunition depots were eliminated in the vicinity of the populated localities of Rovnopolye in the Zaporozhye Region, Kramatorsk, Druzhkovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Kalinovka in the Nikolayev Region as well as a launch pad of a Buk-M1 missile launcher near the community of Grigorovka in the Zaporozhye Region," he said.
Ukrainian command posts
Russian aviation and artillery eliminated six command posts of Ukraine’s armed forces, Konashenkov said.
"Strikes by tactical and army aviation, missile troops and artillery hit six Ukrainian command posts in the vicinity of the populated localities of Yampol, Artyomovsk, Seversk in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Novoandreyevka, Gulyaypole in the Zaporozhye Region, Poligon in the Nikolayev Region as well as 68 artillery units, manpower and military equipment in 153 districts," he said.
Novopol in DPR
Ukrainian losses amounted to more than 100 troops killed or wounded, two tanks and six vehicles in the vicinity of Novopol in the Donetsk People’s Republic, Spokesman said.
"Near Novopol in the Donetsk People’s Republic as a result of a fire attack on the units of the 110th territorial defense brigade, over 110 nationalists were killed or wounded, two tanks and six vehicles were eliminated," the military official noted.