The spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, Igor Konashénkov, announced Thursday that a total of 1,612 Ukrainian military targets were destroyed in the last day as part of the special military operation deployed in that country.
Russia announces shipment of humanitarian aid convoys to Ukraine
Konashénkov pointed out that 62 command posts and communication centers, 39 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, in addition to 52 radars, were shot down.
“49 aircraft were also destroyed on airfields and another 13 in the air, 606 combat and armored vehicles, 67 multiple rocket launchers, 227 artillery and mortar systems, 405 military vehicles and 53 drones,” he added.
According to the defense official, a high-precision attack was applied and they disabled a radio and television center northeast of Kiev, which the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) used as a reserve technological base for psychological warfare against Russia. .
“There were no casualties or damage to residential buildings,” Konashénkov said. Meanwhile, the Defense Ministry noted that the Russian Armed Forces provided more than 30 tons of humanitarian aid to the Kharkov region.
“The Russian military transferred a batch of humanitarian cargo from the Belgorod region to the territory of the border towns of Ukraine located near the Russian-Ukrainian border in the Kharkov region,” the entity said in a statement.
“Humanitarian aid with a total volume of more than 30 tons was delivered to the city of Volchansk and the urban-type locality Kazachia Lopan from the neighboring Belgorod region at the request of the local population,” continues the note, which highlights that it includes drinking water and food.
The humanitarian cargo was delivered to women, children and the elderly in border towns, according to the statement.
Last Thursday, February 24, President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a special military operation in the Donbas region. This measure responds to the request of the leaders of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk and with a view to “the demilitarization and denazification” of Ukraine.
Previously, Moscow had recognized the self-proclaimed republics of Donbas, in eastern Ukraine, as sovereign states and signed an agreement on mutual aid and cooperation, including military aid.
According to the United Nations Organization, since the beginning of this operation, 136 Ukrainian civilians have died and another 400 have been wounded, while 677,000 have sought refuge in other nations. For its part, the Russian Ministry of Defense denies that the attacks are directed at civilians, and affirms that they only seek to disable the Ukrainian military infrastructure.