2 Mar 2022 10:31

Russian forces destroy 58 planes, 46 drones during operation in Ukraine

MOSCOW. March 2 (Interfax) - Russian forces have destroyed 58 planes, 46 drones, and 38 air defense systems during the operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

The forces "have destroyed 47 planes on the ground and 11 in mid-air, in addition to 472 tanks and other types of armored vehicles, 62 rocket launchers, 206 artillery weapons, 336 special military vehicles, and 46 unmanned aerial vehicles," Konashenkov said.

"In all, 1,502 elements of Ukrainian military infrastructure have been disabled in the course of the operation," he said.

"These include 51 command and communications centers belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 38 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa air defense missile systems, and 51 radar stations," Konashenkov said.