Moscow, SANA-Russian air defense forces intercepted 13 Uragan and Olkha rockets in the past day during the special military operation in Ukraine, Defense Ministry Spokesman Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov reported on Friday.
“Thirteen rockets of Uragan and Olkha multiple launch rocket systems were intercepted over the communities of Svatovo in the Lugansk People’s Republic, Novoandreyevka and Yegorovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the spokesman said.
In the past 24 hours, Russian air defense systems also shot down seven Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles in the areas of the settlements of Svatovo, Krasnorechenskoye, Chervonopopovka, Golikovo and Storozhevka in the Lugansk People’s Republic and Yegorovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the general specified.
Russian forces thwarted attempts by two Ukrainian company tactical groups to attack in the Kupyansk area, eliminating over 50 enemy troops in the past day, Konashenkov reported.
“In the Kupyansk direction, army aviation strikes, artillery and heavy flamethrower fire thwarted an attempt by two company tactical groups of the Ukrainian army to attack from the area of the settlement of Kotlyarovka in the Kharkov Region,” the spokesman said.