Donated Slovak S-300s to UKR destroyed, 25 soldiers were hit – Russia
MOSCOW, ($=81.60 Russian Rubles) — The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation claims that the S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems donated by Slovakia to Ukraine have already been destroyed after the missile strikes.
According to a briefing by the Russian Ministry of Defense on April 10, 3M-54 Kalibr missiles fired by Russian warships struck precision in the areas of the village of Starobogdanovka, the Nikolaev region, and the Chuguev military airport. The Russian Defense Ministry claims that the positions of the Ukrainian S-300 SAM were localized by military intelligence.
On April 11 the MoD of the Russian Federation said: “On Sunday, April 10, Kalibr high-precision sea-based missiles on the southern outskirts of the city of Dnepropetrovsk destroyed equipment of the S-300 anti-aircraft missile division, which was supplied to the Kyiv regime of one of the European countries, hidden in a hangar. Four S-300 launchers and up to 25 personnel of the Ukrainian armed forces were hit”.
BulgarianMilitary.com cannot confirm the destruction of Ukraine’s S-300 air defense systems but confirms the missile strikes in the areas cited by the Russian Defense Ministry. BulgarianMilitary.com confirms the launch of at least 4 Caliber missiles from a Russian warship.
The Russian strikes in the last hours
According to the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in recent days, Russian anti-aircraft missile systems have shot down eight unmanned aerial vehicles of the Ukrainian armed forces in the areas of Olhatovka, Nova Astrakhan, Avdeevka, Shakhterskoye, Kurakhovo, Novoselovka Vtoraya, Vesele. It is not specified what air defense systems Russia used, as well as what Ukrainian drones were shot down.
Russia claims that the operational and tactical aviation of the Russian air and space forces hit 86 military sites in Ukraine. Among them: were two command posts, two ammunition depots, three fuel depots, three installations for rocket-propelled grenade launchers, as well as 49 fortresses and concentration zones for Ukrainian military equipment. It is not specified whether these strikes took place over the weekend or since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
On 21 February 2022, the Russian government claimed that Ukrainian shelling had destroyed an FSB border facility on the Russia Ukraine border, and claimed that it had killed 5 Ukrainian soldiers who tried to cross into Russian territory. Ukraine denied being involved in both incidents and called them a false flag.
On the same day, the Russian government formally recognized the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR as independent states, according to Putin not only in their de-facto controlled areas, but the Ukrainian Oblasts as a whole, and Putin ordered Russian troops, including tanks, to enter the regions.
On 24 February 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an invasion of Ukraine by Russian Armed Forces previously concentrated along the border. The invasion followed by targeted airstrikes of military buildings in the country, as well as tanks entering via the Belarus border.
Russia has so far not recognized the invasion of Ukraine as a “war”, although that is exactly what it is, claiming that it is a “special military operation”. According to the UN, in which Russia has its permanent representation, for military action to be defined as a “special military operation”, it must have a resolution issued by the UN. There is no such resolution, which automatically defines the military actions of the Russians as an invasion and war against the citizens of Ukraine.
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