Russia announced an attack on Ukrainian air bases, destroyed military aircraft, and attacked Kyiv’s Storm Shadow missile depot.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on June 24 that the country’s aerospace forces had carried out many attacks on electronic intelligence centers and Ukrainian military aircraft at airports. Kanatovo and Dnieper, destroy all designated targets.
“Last night, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out several strikes with long-range precision weapons against electronic intelligence centers and aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force at the airport,” he said. Kanatovo in the Kirovorgrad region and also in the Dnieper”.
In addition, Russia also announced that it had flattened its arsenal of long-range Storm Shadow missiles – weapons that Britain had given aid to Ukraine. Moscow previously accused Ukraine of using this missile to destroy the Chongar arterial bridge connecting Kherson with the Crimean peninsula and that Russia’s attack was aimed at retaliation.
“On June 23, a Storm Shadow cruise missile depot was destroyed at the Ukrainian airbase near the settlement of Starokonstantinov in the Khmelnitsky region in retaliation for an attack on a road bridge across the strait. Chongar,” Konashenkov announced.
In the Kupyansk region, Russia announced that its warplanes and artillery had stopped the advance of three Ukrainian army groups, removing 30 Kiev soldiers from the battle.
In Krasny Liman, Russia said it had intercepted four Ukrainian attacks, eliminating 100 enemy soldiers, one infantry fighting vehicle, two armored fighting vehicles, three pickup trucks, one Akatsiya, and one self-propelled howitzer. howitzer D-30.
In Donetsk, Russia said it had stopped nine Ukrainian attacks, costing the enemy 245 troops, an infantry fighting vehicle, seven pickup trucks, and D-20 and D-30 howitzers.
In the Bakhmut region, Russian aircraft and artillery attacked the 35th and 36th marine brigades of the Ukrainian army, destroying two ammunition depots, Konashenkov said.
In the south of Donetsk – Zaporizhia, Russia announced the removal from the combat of Ukraine 170 soldiers, 3 tanks, 3 infantry fighting vehicles, 12 armored fighting vehicles, 3 motor vehicles, 1 multi-launch rocket launcher Grad system, 1 Caesar self-propelled artillery system made by France, 1 artillery system M777 made by the US, 2 cannons Msta-B and 1 cannon D-20.
In Zaporizhia, Russia claimed to have repelled an attack by units of the 47th motorized brigade of the Ukrainian army near the settlement of Yablokovo. The ground forces attacked the enemy’s manpower and military equipment near the settlements of Preobrazhenka and Novodanilovka.
“In the past 24 hours, air defenses destroyed 24 Ukrainian drones in the settlements of Zaitsevo, Artyomovsk, Novobakhmutovka, Volodino, Yakovlevka, Soledar, and Belogorovka in Donetsk, Kremennaya in Lugansk, Ulyanovka in Kherson Region, Shevchenkovo and Mirnoye in Zaporizhia,” Konashenkov announced.
In total, since the outbreak of hostilities in February 2022, Russia claims to have destroyed Ukraine’s 684 military aircraft, 4,775 drones, 426 surface-to-air missile systems, 10,319 tanks, and other armored fighting vehicles, 1,131 multiple rocket launchers, 5,218 field guns and mortars and 11,152 special military vehicles.