Russia claims to have killed 200 Ukrainian soldiers and destroyed US howitzers in the last day

File - Two soldiers walk down a hillside, on March 2, 2022, in kyiv (Ukraine).

File – Two soldiers walk down a hillside, on March 2, 2022, in kyiv (Ukraine). – Diego Herrera – Europa Press – Archive

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MADRID, June 1 (Royals Blue) –

The Russian authorities have assured this Wednesday that they have killed 200 Ukrainian soldiers during the operations carried out during the last 24 hours in the framework of the invasion unleashed on February 24, in which US-made howitzers have also been destroyed.

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The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, has stated that “24 pieces of military equipment” have been destroyed in the last day, including anti-aircraft defense systems, while five command posts and 20 “concentration” areas have been hit. of military personnel and equipment.

“The missile and artillery forces have reached 128 command posts, 169 artillery firing positions and mortar batteries, and 623 personnel and equipment concentration areas,” he said, before adding that nine battle tanks have also been destroyed. , a Grad battery and thirteen military vehicles, according to the Russian news agency Interfax.

“Since the start of the special military operation, 185 planes, 129 helicopters, 1,077 drones, 326 anti-aircraft defense systems, 3,363 battle tanks and armored vehicles, 457 multiple missile launchers, 1,744 artillery and mortar pieces, and 3,329 special military vehicles have been destroyed. “, has settled.

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During the last hours, the president of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has affirmed that every day “between 60 and one hundred soldiers” die in combats with the Russian forces and the separatist militias of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk, in the framework of the conflict unleashed by order of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“The situation is very difficult. We are losing between 60 and a hundred soldiers a day, killed in combat, and around 500 wounded in action. We are maintaining our defensive perimeter,” he explained in an interview with Newsmax television. Thus, he has said that this perimeter “is not something natural, but a physical barrier” created by the Ukrainian population.

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