Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation: the main tasks of the first stage of the operation have been completed
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The main tasks of the first stage of the military special operation have been completed, said Sergey Rudskoy, First Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.
“The combat potential of the armed forces of Ukraine has been significantly reduced, which makes it possible to concentrate the main efforts on achieving the main goal – liberation of Donbass», – he told reporters at a briefing.
He also said that since February 24, 1,587 tanks and armored vehicles from Ukraine's possession at the time of the start of the special operation 2 416 have been destroyed. In addition, 35 out of 36 Bayraktar TB2 drones in Ukraine were destroyed, out of 152 military aircraft – 112, out of 149 helicopters – 75.