On November 5, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov reported that Russian air defence systems shot down a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter and deflected 27 HIMARS missiles.
“A Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter was shot down by air defence near Ugledar in the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR). Furthermore, 27 HIMARS missiles were also shot down close to the DPR’s Leninskoye and Mospino regions as well as Novaya Kakhovka in the Kherson region “added Konashenkov.
The Russian side also said that nine Ukrainian UAVs were shot down a day earlier in Kalininskoye, Sadok and Tomarino in the Kherson region as well as at Stepnoye, Nikolayevka and Zelyony Gai in the DPR.
Russia’s warplanes, artillery and missiles have hit more than 270 Ukrainian targets in the past 24 hours, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry said. According to Konashenkov, a Ukrainian command post was attacked near Kupyansk in the Kharkov region and a depot containing military equipment and ammunition was attacked in Volnyansk in the Zaporozhye region. Six missile and ammunition depots were also destroyed near the Ivanovka area in Kharkov, Slavyansk, Druzhkovka and Krasnoarmeisk in the DPR along with Novaya Kamenka and Petropavlovka in Kherson.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Moscow destroyed 331 combat aircraft, 169 helicopters, 2,435 UAVs, 396 missiles, 6,335 tanks and armored vehicles, 882 multiple rocket launchers, 3,554 mortars and artillery shells. along with 7,048 military vehicles since the implementation of the special military operation in Ukraine.
Ukraine has not yet commented on this information.