Russia destroys Ukraine military infrastructures: Reports

Russia destroys Ukraine military infrastructures: Reports

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Published: 13:52 24 February 2022   Updated: 13:53 24 February 2022

The Russian defence ministry said it was targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure with precision weapons; Photo: Reuters

The Russian defence ministry said it was targeting Ukrainian military infrastructure with precision weapons; Photo: Reuters

Russia’s defence ministry said today it had “neutralized” Ukrainian military airbases and its air defence systems, hours after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered to launch an invasion against his country’s neighbor, Ukraine.

“Military infrastructure at Ukrainian army air bases has been rendered out of action,” the defence ministry said in a statement carried by news agencies, which added that “Kyiv’s air defence systems were eliminated”.

Ukraine, on the other hand, claimed to have “downed five Russian planes and a helicopter” in the Luhansk region, east of the country near a rebel-held enclave.

“According to the Joint Forces Command, today, February 24, in the area of the Joint Forces operation, five planes and a helicopter of the aggressors were shot down,” the army general staff said.

This comes after Russian forces started firing full-scale attacks at several Ukrainian cities and landed troops on its south coast on Thursday after President Vladimir Putin’s instructions what he called a “special military operation” in the east.

Vladimir Putin cast aside international concerns and sanctions, warning countries that any attempt to interfere would lead to consequences.

According to Interfax news agency, shortly after Putin spoke in a televised address on Russian state TV, explosions could be heard in the pre-dawn quiet of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv. Gunfire rattled near the capital’s main airport.

Meanwhile, Ukraine’s President Zelensky has confirmed reports of missile strikes in the country.

He says Russia has carried out missile strikes on Ukraine’s infrastructure and on border guards.

However, Russia’s defence ministry “denied” attacking Ukrainian cities, saying it is targeting military infrastructure, air defence and air forces with “high-precision weapons”, the country’s state agency RIA cited the ministry as saying.

Source: NDTV

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