The Ministry of Defense announced a strike on an airfield near Odessa
Russian Defense Ministry: Onyx missiles destroyed a hangar with foreign weapons near Odessa The agency said that Russian forces hit a hangar with foreign weapons at a military airfield near Odessa. On April 23, the ministry already reported on the defeat of the same warehouse near Odessa by long-range missiles
The Russian military destroyed a hangar with weapons and ammunition from the United States and European countries, which was at a military airfield near Odessa, the runway was also destroyed, the Ministry of Defense said.
“High-precision missiles” Onyx ” in the Odessa region at a military airfield, a hangar with weapons and ammunition received from the United States and European countries was destroyed, and the runway was also destroyed, — Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the department, said.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
According to the agency, the aerospace forces hit four areas of “concentration of manpower and military equipment” with missiles. and three warehouses of missile and artillery weapons, ammunition in the areas of the village of Berezovoe in the Donetsk region, the urban-type settlement of Slatino and the city of Barvenkovo in the Kharkiv region.
Operational-tactical and army aviation destroyed two S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems in the regions of Zaporozhye and Artemivsk in the Donetsk region (since 2016 called Bakhmut). The Ministry of Defense also announced the defeat of two warehouses of ammunition and fuel in the areas of the villages of Privolnoe and Shevchenko in the Zaporozhye region, 15 strongholds. “As a result of the strikes, up to 140 personnel and 19 armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed,” stated in the department.
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According to the Ministry of Defense, missile troops and artillery hit 786 areas of “concentration of manpower and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine”, 24 command posts and three depots of rocket and artillery weapons and ammunition in the area of the village of Hrushevakha in the Kharkiv region in a day. “Up to 200 personnel, a battery of multiple launch rocket systems and up to 20 units of military equipment were destroyed”— follows from the message of the ministry.
In addition, Russian air defense forces shot down two Ukrainian Su-24M bombers near the village of Petrivske in the Kharkiv region. According to the ministry, during the night the military destroyed 12 Ukrainian drones near the settlements of Mirnograd, Staromikhaylovka, Khartsyzsk, Torskoye in the Donetsk region, Novobogdanivka and Priyutnoye in the Zaporozhye region, Mezhevaya in the Dnipropetrovsk region, Shirokaya balka in the Kherson region and the city of Balakleya in the Kharkiv region.
“Two Ukrainian Tochka-U ballistic missiles were shot down over the settlement of Tokmak, Zaporozhye region. Also, over the settlement of Semyonovka, Kharkiv region, two Ukrainian rockets of the Smerch multiple launch rocket system,— said the Russian ministry.
According to the agency, since the beginning of hostilities, the Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 145 aircraft, 112 helicopters, 672 drones, 281 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,703 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 312 multiple rocket launchers fire, 1203 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 2514 units of special military vehicles.
On April 23, the Ministry of Defense already reported on a strike on a military airfield near Odessa by long-range missiles. Then Konashenkov said that the Russian military disabled a logistics terminal where a large consignment of weapons from the United States and European countries was stored.
Russia launched a military operation in Ukraine on February 24 with the aim of “demilitarizing” and “denazification”. Kyiv denied support for the Nazis and plans to attack the Donbass or Crimea. The UN General Assembly demanded that Russia cease fire and withdraw its troops.
Ukraine is supplied with weapons by the United States, Spain, Poland and other EU countries. Even the German Bundestag approved the supply of heavy weapons. The Kremlin has repeatedly opposed military assistance to Kyiv from the West and called it a legitimate target of the Russian military. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the US and the EU “intend to fight Russia” to the last Ukrainian, “and also hinder the negotiations.
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