STRATEGIC ASSESSMENT-Briefing of the Russian Ministry of Defense (02.05.2022) The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue a special military operation in Ukraine.
High-precision air-launched missiles hit 38 Ukrainian military facilities in a day. Among them: four command posts, 30 strongholds, areas of concentration of manpower and Ukrainian military equipment, and three depots of missile and artillery weapons in the areas of the settlements of PERVOMAISKOE and ILYCHEVKA. Also destroyed: anti-aircraft missile system “Osa AKM” and a battery of multiple launch rocket systems in the area of ARKHANGELOVKA.
Operational-tactical and army aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 27 strongholds, areas of concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as a depot of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition near the village of CHERVONOE, Zaporozhye region. Up to 160 personnel and 26 units of Ukrainian armored vehicles were destroyed.
During the day, the missile forces hit nine strongholds and areas of concentration of manpower and equipment, as well as a Ukrainian battery of BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket systems and an artillery battery in firing positions.
Artillery units hit 26 command posts, 78 strongholds, 359 areas of concentration of manpower and equipment, and 67 artillery firing positions. Six ammunition depots, up to 280 personnel and 43 units of weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.
During the day, Russian air defense systems destroyed 10 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of VESELOYE, BORSHCHEVO and BALAKLEYA, Kharkiv region, KISELEVKA, Kherson region, MAYAK, Zaporozhye region, DOKUCHAYEV, KORSUN, and KHANZHINKOVO, Donetsk People’s Republic, as well as near the city of LUHANSK. Two Tochka-U tactical missiles were shot down in the area of the PETROVSKOE settlement of the Luhansk People’s Republic, and a SMERCH rocket projectile was destroyed in the DONETSKOE area.
A Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter was shot down during an air battle in the SLAVYANSK region.
In total, since the beginning of the special military operation, the following have been destroyed: 146 aircraft, 112 helicopters, 683 unmanned aerial vehicles, 281 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,756 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 316 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,234 field artillery and mortar guns, as well as 2563 units of special military vehicles.