Moscow reports murder of 600 Ukrainian soldiers
According to its own statements, the Russian army shelled many strategically important targets in major Ukrainian cities during the night. It is said that more than 600 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by artillery fire alone. Attacks also reportedly took place in the Donbass.
According to the Russian military, 600 Ukrainian fighters were killed and 61 combat vehicles destroyed in artillery attacks in Zhovtneve district overnight. The shelling hit several fortified positions and structures belonging to the Ukrainian Armed Forces, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in his daily situation report in Moscow. According to this, the tactical air force and army aviation fired at 93 military objects during the night, and the artillery fired at more than 500 targets in total. Among other things, a fuel depot would have been destroyed.
In addition, other strategically important targets in major Ukrainian cities were targeted. “A huge ammunition depot was destroyed with high-precision missiles at the Kanatovo military airport near Kirovohrad and in the city of Mykolaiv,” Konashenkov said.
At the same time, the air defenses shot down three combat aircraft, one Su-24 over Snake Island, one Su-25 over the Dnipropetrovsk region and one Su-27 over the Dnipropetrovsk region. Kherson. In addition, the Russian major general reported the shooting down of 14 Ukrainian drones, including a Bayraktar. The information could not be independently verified.
The Ukrainian authorities also reported numerous civilians killed and injured following the massive shelling of several Ukrainian towns in Donbass. “A rocket hit Kramatorsk, injuring 25 people, damaging 9 houses, a school and civilian infrastructure buildings,” the head of the military administration of the Donetsk region, Pavlo Kyrylenko, said on his Telegram channel. According to Kyrylenko, Chasiv Yar, Mariinka and Avdiivka were also shot at. At least one person died in Chasiv Yar. The governor of the also hotly contested Luhansk region, Serhiy Hajday, spoke of at least five deaths following the bombing of the cities of Sievzherodonetsk, Lysychansk, Hirske and Popasna.