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National Guard captures 24 Russians, destroys helicopter, hardware

Over the week, they have identified 261 enemy targets.

National Guard captures 24 Russians, destroys helicopter, hardware
Mykola Urshalovych
Photo: National Guard press service

Servicemen of the National Guard of Ukraine have taken 24 Russian servicemen prisoner over the week, destroyed one helicopter and other hardware, the acting director of the planning department at the Main Directorate of the National Guard, Mykola Urshalovych, has said at a briefing.

"In the course of engagements, the enemy's equipment and manpower were destroyed, 24 servicemen of the Russian army were captured, an armoured personnel carrier and an Mi-8 helicopter were destroyed, a T-72 tank, two BMP-2 infantry fighting vehicles, an MT-12 Rapira anti-tank gun, a Kartograf UAV, an MT-LB mover, an anti-tank missile system and a road builder were captured," Urshalovych said.

He added that the National Guard had identified 261 enemy targets over the week.

At the same time, the National Guard's engineering units discovered, neutralized and destroyed 1,709 explosive objects and checked almost 10 km of roads.

Since 24 February, Russia has lost 58,580 servicemen in Ukraine.

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