“A lot of Russian military equipment was destroyed”, say the Ukrainian armed forces

New Delhi: Reporting on the damage inflicted on the Russian military, the Ukrainian armed forces claimed on Saturday that they had destroyed 1,982 Russian armored fighting vehicles, 163 planes and 145 helicopters as of April 16.Also Read – US pledges new aid to Ukraine during secret trip to Kyiv

The numbers were counted from February 24, the first day of the ongoing conflict, to April 16. Also Read – UK to provide more military equipment to Ukraine and reopen embassy in Kyiv: Johnson to Zelensky

The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, while highlighting Russia’s total military equipment losses between February 24 and April 16, posted on Facebook: “At least 20,100 servicemen, 762 tanks, 1,982 armored fighting vehicles, 371 artillery systems, 125 multiple rocket launchers, 66 units of air defense equipment, 163 aircraft, 145 helicopters, 1,458 automotive equipment, 8 ships/speedboats, 76 fuel tanks, 138 operational and tactical drones, 26 units of special equipment, 4 operational and tactical missile complexes were lost. Read also – Russia’s invasion of Ukraine enters its 3rd month | Key events in the war so far

“Defeat the occupiers!” Together we will win! Our strength is in the truth! Hit the occupier! Let’s win together!” Ukrainska Pravda reported.

This information is however in the process of being confirmed, he reported.

(With contributions from the agency)