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Russian forces destroy 436 drones, 2,052 tanks in Ukraine special operation

Among them 127 aircraft, 98 helicopters, 234 surface-to-air missile systems

The Russian troops have destroyed 436 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), 232 multiple launch rocket systems and 2,052 tanks and armored vehicles since the beginning of their special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday.

“Overall, 127 aircraft, 98 helicopters, 234 surface-to-air missile systems, 436 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2,052 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 232 multiple launch rocket systems, 894 field artillery guns and mortars, as well as 1,975 special military motor vehicles, have been destroyed since the beginning of the special military operation,” the spokesman said.

President Putin said in a televised address on February 24 that in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation in Ukraine.

Source: TASS