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Russia says rocket, artillery forces struck about 700 targets in past day

Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov on Sunday said Russia's rocket and artillery forces struck about 700 Ukrainian military targets over the past day.

"The rocket forces and artillery struck 583 clusters of enemy troops and military equipment, 41 command posts, 76 artillery and mortar units in firing positions, including three batteries of Grad multiple launch rocket systems, as well as the Ukrainian electronic warfare station Bukovel near the village of Annovka of the Nikolayev Region," he said.

Konashenkov said Russia's armed forces have destroyed 174 Ukrainian planes, 977 drones, 3,198 tanks and armored vehicles and 408 multiple launch rocket systems since the start of the special military operation.

"In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following targets have been destroyed: 174 aircraft and 125 helicopters, 977 unmanned aerial vehicles, 317 air defense systems, 3,198 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 408 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,622 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 3,077 special military vehicles," he said.

Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman said the Russian air force struck three Ukrainian command posts and an ammunition depot.

"Operational-tactical and army aviation hit three command posts, 26 clusters of troops and military equipment of the Ukrainian armed forces and destroyed an ammunition depot in the area of the Krasny Liman settlement," he said.

Air force strikes destroyed a total of more than 210 nationalists, incapacitated 38 units of Ukrainian military equipment, Konashenkov said.

[Source: Tass, Moscow, 22May22]

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