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On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

Russian Strike Wipes Out Logistics Base Near Lvov Containing Large Amounts of Western Arms: MoD

© Photo : Screengrab / Russian Defence MinistryScreengrab from MoD briefing on the destruction of a large military logistical facility in western Ukraine. 18 April 2022.
Screengrab from MoD briefing on the destruction of a large military logistical facility in western Ukraine. 18 April 2022. - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.04.2022
The US and its allies have sent billions of dollars-worth of weaponry to Ukraine over the years, and committed billions more after Russia and its Donbass allies began a military operation in the country in February. Last week, US officials said Moscow had "warned" the White House to stop sending advanced arms or face "unpredictable consequences"
A Russian precision airstrike has wiped out a logistics facility outside Lvov in western Ukraine containing large amounts of US and European weaponry, MoD spokesman Igor Konashenkov has announced.

"On the morning of 18 April, air-launched missiles fired by the Russian Aerospace Forces delivered a precision strike against the 124th Joint Logistics Center of the Logistics Forces Command of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near Lvov. The logistics centre and a large batch of foreign weapons delivered to Ukraine over the past six days from the United States and European countries was destroyed," Konashenkov said in a briefing Monday.

Separately, Russian strikes destroyed a large ammunition depot near the village of Vasilkov near Kiev, the officer said.
Konashenkov said Russian missiles targeted a total of 16 mililtary facilities in Ukraine over the course of the day, among them two command posts, two strongholds containing Ukrainian troops, and areas containing concentrations of enemy personnel and military equipment near the settlements of Popasna, Barvenkovo and Krasny Lyman in Lugansk, Kharkov and Donetsk.
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Additionally, the MoD spokesman said, Russian tactical aviation carried out strikes against 84 separate military targets, destroying a Tochka-U tactical missile repair facility in Dnepropetrovsk, a territorial battalion command post in the area of Zelenoye Pole, and two ammunition and fuel depots near the settlement of Chervonnaya Polyana.

Russian artillery and rocket troops targeted 331 objects, crippling nine command posts, an depot containing rocket artillery ammunition, and 315 areas where enemy troops were concentrated in areas near the settlements of Popasnaya, Lugansk and Novomayorskoe, Dnepropetrovsk.
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A strike in the area of the settlement of Novotoshkovskaya in Lugansk also eliminated up to 120 neo-Nazi militia and nine pieces of military equipment, Konashenkov said.
The spokesman said Russian forces have destroyed a total of 139 aircraft, 483 drones, 250 air defence systems, 254 rocket artillery systems, 2,337 tanks and other armoured vehicles, 1,009 pieces of field artillery and mortars, and 2,196 military vehicles since the operation began on 24 February.
A view shows the territory of the destroyed military unit of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, in Mariupol, Donetsk People's Republic. - Sputnik International, 1920, 18.04.2022
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