Russian invaders are attempting to improve their positions in the Mykolaiv direction, but the Ukrainian Armed Forces are destroying the enemy.
According to Ukrinform, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s press service said this on Telegram, with reference to the Operational Command South. “The occupiers are trying to improve their positions in the Mykolaiv direction, but our troops continue to destroy the enemy, pushing back the enemy from their positions and destroying their resources,” the statement said.
According to the statement, an anti-aircraft missile unit of the Ukrainian Air Force shot down a Russian Su-34 fighter-bomber as it attempted to attack Mykolaiv. The total enemy losses last night alone amounted to 70 soldiers and seven units of equipment.
In addition, in the Kherson region, Russian forces have deployed repair shops for equipment and field hospitals. In addition to artillery and rocket fire, the enemy continues to wage an information war, claiming fictitious victories, accusing the Ukrainian government of oppressing the rights and freedoms of the inhabitants of the southern regions, and campaigning for the creation of quasi-republics.
Ukrinform reported earlier that from February 24 to April 9, Russian troops in Ukraine lost about 19,300 personnel, 722 tanks, 1,911 armored fighting vehicles, 342 artillery systems, 108 MLRS, 55 anti-aircraft warfare systems, 1,384 vehicles, 152 aircraft, 137 helicopters, seven boats/cutters, 76 fuel tankers, 112 UAVs, 25 special equipment units, and four mobile SRBM systems.