- Sputnik International, 1920, 25.02.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
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.

Armed Forces of Ukraine to Rebuild 6,200 Miles of Fortifications - Reports

© Sputnik / Ivan Rodionov / Go to the mediabankDestroyed military equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the zone of Russia's special military operation.
Destroyed military equipment of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the zone of Russia's special military operation. - Sputnik International, 1920, 23.05.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Armed Forces of Ukraine plan to rebuild 10,000 kilometers (6,200 miles) of fortifications along the front line, Ukrainian publication Liga reported.
Ukrainian military personnel complained about the inefficient use of resources and the need to urgently rebuild previously constructed low-quality fortifications. According to a serviceman, who asked not to give a direct quote, the Ukrainian authorities intend to rebuild fortifications along the entire front line.
Ukrainian artillerymen work with artillery shells on April 22, 2023. - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.12.2023
Ukraine’s Military Mired in Arms Procurement Corruption Case Worth $40 Million
Russia has been conducting a special military operation in Ukraine since February 24, 2022. President Putin has said the operation aims to "protect people subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." According to the president, the ultimate goal of the operation is to liberate Donbas and create conditions that guarantee Russia's security.
Russia earlier sent a note to NATO because of arms supplies to Ukraine. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said any cargo that contains weapons for Ukraine will become a legitimate target for Russia.
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