He indicated that the Russian military advanced four kilometers and took the towns of Batmanka, Mikhailovka, Krasny Partizan, Stavki and Troitskoye, in their offensive against elements of the Ukrainian 25th Airborne Brigade.
According to the report, Ka-52 and Mi-28N attack helicopters destroyed seven tanks, five infantry fighting vehicles and three armored personnel carriers.
He noted that Russian air defense systems shot down four Ukrainian drones in the area of Boromlia, Borshchevaya, Oleshnia and Usok settlements.
Konashenkov reported that since the start of the military operation on February 24th, Russian forces have eliminated 261 drones, 204 anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as 1,587 tanks and armored vehicles.
Also, 163 multiple launch rocket launchers, 636 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 1,397 special military vehicles were disabled.