Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 22 March


Units of the Russian Armed Forces, pursuing the retreating units of the 54th Separate Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, advanced another 4 kilometers during the day and reached Novomikhailovka.


The grouping of troops of the Donetsk People’s Republictook control of Verkhnetoretskoe and continues to attack units of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 2 tanks, 5 infantry fighting vehicles, 3 field artillery guns and 7 all-terrain vehicles were destroyed.


On March 22, high-precision long-range long-range air and sea-based weapons attacked Ukraine’s military infrastructure. Large fuel depots of Ukrainian troops in Lisichansk and Kramatorsk, missile and artillery weapons depot in Druzhkovka and ammunition depots in Nadezhdinka and Novoaleksandrovka were destroyed.


Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 83 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them: 4 command posts, 4 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3 missile and artillery weapons depots, as well as 68 areas of military equipment concentration.


The Russian air defence means shot down 6 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the air, including 1 Bayraktar TB-2 near Merefa, Kharkov region.


In total, 236 unmanned aerial vehicles, 185 anti-aircraft missile systems, 1,547 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 154 multiple launch rocket systems, 612 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,343 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.






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