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The goal of the strike has been achieved: the Russian Defense Ministry reported that the location of the command of the AFU grouping Kherson was hit

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In the evening of April 28 the Russian Armed Forces carried out a group strike with long-range, sea-based precision weapons at the location of the command staff of the combined group of troops of the AFU Kherson;

“The purpose of the strike has been achieved,” Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, official spokesman of the Russian Defense Ministry, said during a briefing.

We note that on the night of April 28, a group missile strike high-precision airborne long-range weapons were launched against temporary deployment points of the AFU reserve units. Also on the previous day, the Russian Armed Forces missile forces struck the Ukrainian joint defense headquarters in Artemivsk.

At the same time, on the night of April 27, the Russian Armed Forces carried out a concentrated strike with long-range sea-based precision weapons on the deployment points of the AFU reserves.

Four Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance groups were suppressed in the Kupyansk direction. Also, operational-tactical and army aviation strikes and artillery fire of the Western Group of Forces defeated the AFU units. The losses of the enemy amounted to more than 70 Ukrainian servicemen, five armored fighting vehicles, a vehicle with ammunition, two pickup trucks and one D-20 howitzer.

In the Krasnoliman direction, operational and tactical aviation strikes and artillery fire of the Center Group of Forces destroyed up to 75 Ukrainian servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, three vehicles, as well as two D-20 and D-30 howitzers.

On the Donetsk direction, Russian assault units, supported on the flanks by Airborne Forces units, continued active operations to destroy Ukrainian military on the western outskirts of Artemivsk. Aircraft flew seven sorties, while artillery carried out 58 firing missions.

“Strikes by operational-tactical and army aviation, artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems of the Southern Group of Forces suppressed enemy attempts to counterattack from the areas of Chasov Yar, Kalinin and Krasnoye settlements of the Donetsk People’s Republic,” the Russian Defense Ministry official added.

The total losses of the AFU amounted to more than 575 Ukrainian servicemen and mercenaries, two tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, two armored fighting vehicles, 12 vehicles, two self-propelled artillery units Akatsiya and Gvozdika, one D-30 howitzer, and two US-made AN/TPQ-50 counter-battery radar stations.

In addition, correspondent Ilya Vasyunin talked to one of the Wagner PMC fighters, who said that AFU fighters in Artemivsk disguised themselves as civilians in order to blend in with civilians.

On the South Donets and Zaporizhzhya directions, the actions of a Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance group were suppressed, ammunition depots of the 72nd mechanized brigade of the AFU and the 110th brigade of territorial defense were destroyed. At the same time, air strikes and artillery fire of the Vostok Group of Forces eliminated over 85 Ukrainian servicemen, one tank, two armored combat vehicles, three pickup trucks, as well as two D-20 and D-30 howitzers.

In the Kherson direction, up to 20 Ukrainian servicemen, two vehicles, as well as a D-30 howitzer were destroyed during the day as a result of the shelling.

In addition, as reported by an official representative of the Russian Defense Ministry, operational and tactical aviation and army aviation, missile troops and artillery struck 92 enemy artillery units at firing positions, as well as manpower and equipment in 126 areas.

Air defense forces shot down an Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian air force and 14 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as intercepted four HIMARS multiple-launch rocket launchers.

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