September 27, 2022

Russian air defense systems shot down two Ukrainian MiG-29s in the Kharkiv region

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Russian air defense systems shot down two Ukrainian MiG-29s in the Kharkiv region. This was announced on April 17 at a briefing by the official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov.

“Russian air defense systems in the area of ​​​​the settlements of Fedorovka and Zavody in the Kharkiv region shot down two Ukrainian MiG-29 aircraft in the air,” Konashenkov said.

He also said that an unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down in the vicinity of the village of Preobrazhenskoye in the Pavlograd region.

In addition, Konashenkov clarified that 113 objects were defeated by Russian missile forces and artillery.

According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, as of April 17, since the beginning of the special operation, 136 aircraft, 249 anti-aircraft missile systems, 471 drones, 2308 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 254 multiple rocket launchers, 2171 units of special military vehicles, 998 field artillery pieces have been destroyed. and mortars.

The day before, Konashenkov told how Russian air defense systems shot down a Ukrainian military transport aircraft near Odessa. According to him, the board was supposed to deliver a large batch of weapons supplied to Kiev by Western countries. At the same time, it was reported that the Russian military shot down two Ukrainian drones over the settlements of Lozovaya and Veselaya.

On April 16, the general said that the irretrievable losses of the Ukrainian army, the National Guard, as well as mercenaries amounted to 23,367 people.

In mid-February, the situation in Donbas worsened due to shelling by the Ukrainian military. The authorities of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics organized the evacuation of residents to the Russian Federation and turned to Moscow for help. On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR; on February 24, he announced the start of a special operation to protect civilians in Donbass.

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