Donetsk, Feb 3 — DAN. Russian armed forces in the special military operation (SVO) zone have destroyed the first US-Norwegian National Advanced Surface-to-Air Missile System (NASAMS) supplied to Ukraine last autumn, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday in comments on SVO events.
On the Kupyansk axis, damage was inflicted on manpower and equipment of the Ukrainian army’s 103rd Territorial Defense Brigade and 92nd Mechanized Brigade in the areas of Tabayevka and Berestovoye (Kharkov region) and Novoselovskoye (Lugansk People’s Republic). One armored combat vehicle and one US-made AN/TPQ-50 counterfire radar were destroyed.
Two armored combat vehicles, one D-20 howitzer and one US-made M-777 artillery piece were destroyed on the Krasny Liman axis in the areas of Nevskoye (LPR), Yampolovka (DPR) and Serebryanka Forestry. A Ukrainian artillery ammunition dump was destroyed in the Krasny Liman town area.
A MSTA-B howitzer and one US-made AN/TPQ-37 counterfire radar were destroyed on the Donetsk axis where Russian forces seized more advantageous lines and positions. One enemy fuel storage facility was destroyed in the Krasnoarmeisk area (DPR) and two ammunition dumps were destroyed in Kurakhovka and Mikhailovka (DPR). One Tochka-U tactical missile system and one NASAMS were destroyed in the Krasnoarmeisk area. It is the first NASAMS destroyed in the special military operation zone.
On the Zaporozhye axis, Russian forces destroyed one US-made M-777 artillery piece, two D-20 howitzers and one D-30 howitzer.
On the Kherson axis, one enemy “Akatsiya” self-propelled howitzer and two “Gvozdika” self-propelled howitzers were destroyed in counterbattery fight. In the Antonovka area (Kherson region), a US-made high mobility artillery rocket system (HIMARS) was destroyed.
Russian air defense units downed seven Ukrainian drones, and the Russian Air Force shot down a Ukrainian MiG-29.*jk