Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 28 March

The Russian Armed Forces continue the special military operation in Ukraine.

Kalibr high-precision sea-based cruise missiles destroyed large ammunition depots near Ushomir and Veselovka, Zhytomir Region, from which a group of Ukrainian troops in Kiev’s suburbs had been supplied.

On March 28, Russian aviation and air defence shot down 3 more Ukrainian Air Force aircraft in the air: 2 Su-24s west of Korosten, Zhytomir Region and 1 Su-25 over Druzhkovka, Donetsk Region.

Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter, which was heading for the emergency evacuation of the Azov national battalion commanders who had abandoned their subordinates, has been shot down near Mariupol, 5 kilometres from the coastline over the Sea of Azov.

In addition, 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle was shot down near Chernobaevka.

Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 41 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them: 2 multiple launch rocket system, 1 electronic warfare station, 2 field ammunition depots and 24 areas of Ukrainian military equipment concentration.

In total, 123 aircfaft and 74 helicopters, 309 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,721 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 172 multiple launch rocket systems, 721 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,568 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.






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