14 Mar 2022 10:47

Russian forces disable nearly 4,000 Ukrainian military sites since beginning of operation - Defense Ministry

MOSCOW. March 14 (Interfax) - A total of 3,920 elements of Ukrainian military infrastructure have been disabled since the beginning of the Russian special military operation in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said at a press briefing on Monday.

"Since the beginning of the special military operation, 3,920 elements of the Ukrainian military infrastructure have been disabled," Konashenkov said.

In his words, 143 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,267 tanks and other types of armored vehicles, 124 rocket launchers, 457 artillery systems and mortars, and 1,028 special military vehicles have been destroyed to date.

The Russian Aerospace Forces have downed four Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including one Bayraktar TB-2, overnight, Konashenkov said.

Tactical, army and unmanned aircraft hit 187 sites, he said.

The Russian Defense Ministry also reported fighting on the northeastern outskirts of Sievierodonetsk, Ukraine.

Sievierodonetsk is a city in eastern Ukraine, and an administrative center of the Luhansk region with a 100,000-plus population.