Russia destroys a weapons depot in western Ukraine | News

Russia claimed on Saturday that it destroyed an underground warehouse with weapons and aerial ammunition in western Ukraine.

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The Russian Ministry of Defense indicated that Kinzhal hypersonic missiles were used in the military operation, being the first time that Moscow reports the use of this type of weapon during the military operation in the neighboring country.

The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashénkov, indicated that the military installation was located in the Ukrainian region of Ivanko-Frankovsk.



According to the Russian military, 69 Ukrainian military objects were destroyed in the last 24 hours, including four command posts, four anti-aircraft systems, a target detection and designation radar station, three multiple rocket launcher systems, 12 weapons and ammunition depots and 43 military equipment concentration points.

Igor Konashenkov said that a total of 196 drones, 1,438 tanks and other armored vehicles, 145 multiple rocket launchers, 556 field artillery pieces and mortars, and 1,237 special military vehicles have been destroyed since the start of the special military operation.

Russian President Vladimir Putin reiterated on Friday that the main objective of the special military operation in Donbas is to free its inhabitants from the suffering and genocide they have experienced in recent years.

“The main objective and reason for the military operation that we launched in Donbas and Ukraine is to relieve these people from suffering, from this genocide (…) And we are seeing how heroically our military are fighting during this operation,” said the Russian president. .