9 Mar 2022 17:27

Russian Defense Ministry reports destruction of 2,786 Ukrainian military targets

MOSCOW. March 9 (Interfax) - The Russian Armed Forces have destroyed over 2,700 Ukrainian military targets since the start of the operation, including 953 tanks and 93 drones, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.

"A total of 2,786 elements of the Ukrainian military infrastructure have been destroyed over the time of the operation," Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

In particular, these targets include 953 Ukrainian tanks and other armored vehicles, 101 multiple rocket launchers, 351 field artillery systems and mortars, 718 special military automobiles, and 93 unmanned aerial vehicles, he said.

"During the day of March 9, Russian Aerospace Forces bombers and attack planes have destroyed 49 military targets, including two control centers, six air defense missile systems, four ammunition and fuel depots, and 37 weapons and military hardware concentration areas," Konashenkov said.