Ukrainian Air Force hits enemy targets in the south 18 times
Over the past day, Ukrainian defenders have eliminated 102 enemy soldiers and destroyed five ammunition depots in southern Ukraine, as well as hitting a Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) control center and a ferry crossing .
The relevant statement was made by the Southern Operational Command on Facebook, reports an Ukrinform correspondent.
“In the Southern Bug operational area, the situation is stable and difficult but controlled. Ukrainian forces continue to destroy enemy stocks and reserves, strike checkpoints and control transport routes. The enemy troops mostly have low morale but resist desperately. Attempting to maintain defense on land, the enemy continues artillery and mortar fire, as well as air and missile strikes not only on our positions but also on peaceful settlements and civilians,” the report said.
During the day, with fighter and assault aircraft, Russian troops launched missile strikes on the positions of Ukrainian forces in the Beryslav district of the Kherson region. There were no casualties among the Ukrainian defenders. During this time, the Ukrainian army hit an enemy attack plane. The results remain to be verified.
The Russians dropped 500 kilogram explosive bombs on the Mykolaiv district, after injuring a civilian. They also fired an air-launched missile from the Su-35 fighter at the community of Bereznehuvate, but Ukrainian air defense units shot it down.
In addition, the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine struck enemy command posts and strong points, ammunition and fuel depots, transport and logistics capabilities.
Ukrainian missile and artillery units carried out a series of fire missions, hitting nine command posts, two ferry lines, two UAV control centers, air defense systems and groups of enemy personnel. Ukrainian forces continue to control fire from Antonivka Bridge, Kakhovka Bridge and Darivka Bridge.
Over the past day, enemy casualties included 102 troops, six tanks, one Msta-B howitzer, one Grad Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS), one 120mm mobile mortar and eight armored vehicles. The Ukrainian army also destroyed five enemy ammunition depots in Bashtanka, Beryslav and Kherson districts, a UAV control center near Pravdyne and a ferry crossing near Kozatske.
In the Black Sea, the Russian naval group remained unchanged. Three enemy missile carriers, including a submarine, are kept ready for combat, equipped with 20 Kalibr type cruise missiles.
Recall that between February 24, 2022 and September 1, 2022, Russia’s total combat losses in Ukraine reached about 48,350 soldiers.