March 6, 2022

Embassy of Russia in the USA

Russian Defense Ministry

Briefing of the official representative of the Ministry of Defense of Russia, Major General Igor Konashenko (09.00, March 6, 2022 ):
“The grouping of troops of the Lugansk People’s Republic, continuing the offensive actions, took under control the settlements of RUBTSY, KARPOVKA, MAKEEVKA, NOVOLOBOVKA, LIPOVOE, MIDDLE, GREEN VALLEY, ZAKABLUKHOVKA.
Armed forces units of the Donetsk People’s Republic have established control over the settlements of the FRONT, CAREER and RAVNOPOL.
Units of the People’s Police of the Donetsk Republic are conducting successful offensive actions on the western and northwestern outskirts of the city of MARIUPOLIA. The residential quarter of OLD CRIMEA will be taken under control.
In the course of offensive actions, the units of the Russian Armed Forces took control of the settlements of SHELTER, ZAVITNE-BAZHANNE, STAROMLYNOVKA, OCTABRSKOE and NOVOMAISKOE. Going forward is 11 kilometers.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to strike on the objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine.
On the evening of March 5, a mass strike was carried out, resulting in 61 military infrastructure objects @TAG, including 22 units of underground weapons and military equipment, a brigade control point, 9 ammunition warehouses and material- technical tools and 3 radio location posts.
On the morning of March 6, a high-distance weapon was hit. The aerodrome of the Ukrainian military and air forces in STAROKONSTANTINOV was launched.
Over the past 24 hours, four Su-27 and one MiG-29 aircraft in the area of ZhyTomir, Su-27 and Su-25 in the area of RADOMYSHLA, one Su-25 in the district of NEZHINA, two Mi-8 helicopters in the area of KIEVA, six unmanned aircrafts raids, including “Bayraktar TB-2”.
3 Book M1 missile complexes and 3 radio station Ukrainian Armed Forces were affected by bombardment and assault aviation.
The zenite missile complex of Air Force S-300 was destroyed by missile troops.
2203 objects of military infrastructure of Ukraine were damaged during the operation.
Among them: 76 control points and knots of the Ukrainian armed forces, 111 zenite missile complexes of the Air Force S-300, “M-1 Book” and “Osa”, as well as 71 radio stations.
Destroyed: 69 aircraft on the ground and 24 aircraft in the air, 778 tanks and other armored war vehicles, 77 jet fire systems, 279 field artillery and mortar weapons, 553 units of special military vehicle equipment, and also 62 drone aircraft”.

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