The Russian Defense Ministry announced the next day’s results of a special military operation to protect Donbass, RBC writes.
Using Onyx missiles, a military airfield located in the Odessa region was attacked. There, the Turkish drone control center was liquidated.
The air forces destroyed the S-300 illumination system and locator, as well as a Buk-M1 installation. The air defense forces also intercepted nine Uragan projectiles in the Kharkiv region and the Donetsk People’s Republic.
Significant losses of Ukrainian troops for the month are also reported. A single mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 2,100 people killed and wounded. About 800 Ukrainians refused to go to the combat zone, accusing the officers of corruption and nepotism. The command staff of the 30th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine withdrew from tasks, in most units there were no officers left. He also reports that about 100 scouts were withdrawn from missions for disobeying command.
There are also reports of the destruction of several hundred Ukrainian nationalists a day.
The special operation to protect Donbass started on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin called it the goal of protecting the people of the Donetsk and Luhansk people’s republics from genocide by the Kyiv regime. The Russian army strikes only the military infrastructure of the enemy, which has already led to a decrease in the combat potential of the Ukrainian army. The main objective of the operation in the Russian military department was called the liberation of Donbass.