Russian Armed Forces Destroy Almost 2,600 Ukrainian Military Facilities, MoD Says
17:16 GMT 08.03.2022 (Updated: 21:03 GMT 08.03.2022)
© Sputnik / Alexei KudenkoDonetsk People's Republic forces' serviceman at a checkpoint in the vicinity of Mariupol.
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The destroyed targets included elements of Ukraine's military infrastructure, such as command facilities and radar stations, and a wide assortment of military hardware.
As Russia's military operation in Ukraine continues, the Russian Ministry of Defence has released new figures about the damage inflicted upon Ukraine's military capability.
As Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, spokesman for the Russian MoD, told media on Tuesday, Russian armed forces have destroyed 2581 military targets in Ukraine since the launch of the military operation on 24 February.
Said targets, Konashenkov said, include 90 command and control facilities and military communication centers, 123 air defense systems (S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa) and 81 radar stations.
He also stated that 897 Ukrainian tanks and other armored vehicles, 95 multiple launch rocket systems, 336 field artillery systems and mortars, as well as 662 special military vehicles and 84 UAVs have been destroyed by Russian forces.
On Tuesday, Russian combat aircraft have destroyed 32 military targets in Ukraine, including four control facilities, three radar stations, two fuel dumps and 23 "areas of concentration of armaments and military hardware".
In February, Russia formally recognised the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics (DPR and LPR respectively) and launched a military operation in Ukraine after DPR and LPR authorities asked for assistance to defend themselves from attacks by Ukrainian troops.
The Russian government stated that the operation's goal is to neutralise Ukraine's military capacity.