The official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said that Russian artillery and missile forces hit 28 artillery units of Ukraine during the day. and equipment.
According to Konashenkov, the Smerch launcher was destroyed near the village of Berezovka.
The Major General claims that Russian air defense systems shot down five Ukrainian UAVs in the air near Ruska Lozova, Pitomnik and Izyum in the Kharkiv region. Another drone was destroyed over Snake Island. Russian artillery destroyed a Tochka-U missile near Khleborob, as well as three Smerch shells near the village of Kamenka in the Kharkiv region.
February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin declarationIn response to the request for help from the heads of the LPR and DPR, he decided to conduct a military special operation to protect Donbass.
The decision to run the operation was the reason for new sanctions against Russia by the United States and its allies.
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