Russia has struck Ukrainian Buk-M1, OSA SAM, 9 tanks, 2 Su-25s, Mi-24
MOSCOW, ($1=81.60 Russian Rubles) — During the night, high-precision air-launched missiles near the village of Velika Novoselovka destroyed the base for repairing weapons and military equipment of the Ukrainian Air Defense Forces, including the Buk-M1 and OSA-AKM anti-aircraft missile systems, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, citing the press release from the Russian MoD.
According to the MoD in the areas of the settlements of Nikolaev and Zhovtnevo two ammunition depots were destroyed and in the area of Uspenovka a radar for lighting and directing the S-300 anti-aircraft missile system. As a result of high-precision strikes in the areas of settlements Vozdvizhenka-2 and Ivanovka, Donetsk region, nine tanks, five self-propelled artillery units 2S3 “Acacia”, five rocket-propelled grenade launchers BM-21 “Grad” and more than 60 nationalists were destroyed. Russian air defense systems shot down two Ukrainian Su-25 planes in the air near the village of Izyum.
In addition, three unmanned aerial vehicles were destroyed in the Balaklia, Kharkiv Oblast, Gulyay Pole, and Volnovakha districts, as well as one Valkyrie unmanned aerial vehicle in the Kalinskoye settlement, Mykolaiv Oblast. In the area of the settlement Posad-Pokrovskoe, Kherson region, a Ukrainian military helicopter Mi-24 was shot down in the air by concentrated fire from small arms.
The operational and tactical aviation of the Russian Air Force hit 78 military sites in Ukraine. Among them: were three command posts, radar for lighting and targeting, three positions for short-range anti-aircraft missile systems, four ammunition depots, as well as 58 fortresses, and areas for a concentration of Ukrainian military equipment.
Since the beginning of the war, a total of 129 aircraft, 99 helicopters, 243 SAM S-300, Buk-M1, SAM Osa AKM, 441 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2,079 tanks, and other armored combat vehicles, 239 have been destroyed installations for multiple rocket launchers, 909 field artillery pieces, and mortars, and 2003 units of special military machines, the Russian MoD reported.
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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