The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue the special military operation in Ukraine.
In the past 24 hours, 771 militants of the Azov Battalion members unit have surrendered at the blockaded Azovstal plant in Mariupol. A total of 1,730 militants have surrendered since May 16, including 80 wounded. All those in need of inpatient treatment are treated in medical facilities in the Donetsk People’s Republic in Novoazovsk and Donetsk.
During the day, high-precision air-based missiles of the Russian Aerospace Forces have hit 7 command posts, including the command posts of the 24th AFU motorized infantry brigade in Nikolaevka and the 104th territorial defence brigade in Konstantinovka, as well as 11 missile and artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Bakhmut, Konstantinovka, Il’inka and Minkovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic and 26 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration.
1 S-300 anti-aircraft missile system battalion near Bolshye Lomzaki, Nikolaev Region, and 1 Buk-M1 SAM battalion near Slavyanogorsk, Donetsk People’s Republic, have been destroyed.
Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 2 command posts, as well as 58 areas of Ukrainian manpower and military equipment concentration.
The attacks have resulted in the elimination of more than 340 nationalists and up to 62 armoured and motor vehicles.
Missile troops and artillery have hit 6 command posts, 295 areas of AFU manpower and military equipment concentration, 43 Ukrainian artillery and mortar units at firing positions and 2 radio-electronic warfare stations.
Russian air defence means have shot down 15 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including 1 Bayraktar-TB2, near Volchiy Yar, Borshchevka, Velikie Khutora, Malye Prokhody, Snezhkovka and Petrovskoe in Kharkiv Region and Chernobaevka and Novaya Kakhovka in Kherson Region.
In addition, 12 Ukrainian Smerch multiple-launch rockets have been intercepted near Topolskoe, Malaya Kamyshevakha, Semenovka, Shpakovka, Glinskoe, Snezhkovka in Kharkiv Region and Chernobayevka in Kherson Region.
In total, 172 Ukrainian aircraft and 125 helicopters, 942 unmanned aerial vehicles, 313 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,158 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 395 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,562 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,026 units of special military vehicles were destroyed during the operation.