- 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.

Russia Unleashes Surgical Strike Decimating Ukraine's HIMARS Launchers Aimed at Crimea

© Sputnik / Russian Defence MinistryStrategic missile carrier Tu-160 drops high-precision air-launched cruise missile
Strategic missile carrier Tu-160 drops high-precision air-launched cruise missile - Sputnik International, 1920, 09.07.2024
The Russian Armed Forces carried out a precision strike on US-produced HIMARS rocket systems, which Ukraine planned to use against Crimea, destroying four launchers and killing as many as 35 foreign specialists, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.
"During the day, the Russian Armed Forces conducted a group strike with precision weapons against American HIMARS multiple launch rocket systems, which were prepared for strikes on Crimea, as well as on the location of a command meeting of the Ukrainian Armed Forces," the ministry stated.
The Ministry of Defense noted that the strike reached its targets, resulting in the destruction of four HIMARS launchers and the elimination of up to 35 foreign specialists.
A Russian serviceman of the Central Military District fires a Kornet anti-tank guided missile from a launcher - Sputnik International, 1920, 29.06.2024
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
Russia Strikes Ukraine's HIMARS Missiles Warehouse in Zaporozhye - Underground Network
In addition, the Russian Aerospace Forces together with artillery hit two launchers from a Ukrainian S-300PS air defense system and a drone production workshop over the past day, according to the Russian Ministry of Defense.
"Operational-tactical aviation, unmanned aerial vehicles, rocket troops, and artillery units of the Russian Armed Forces identified and destroyed a low-altitude detector and two S-300PS surface-to-air missile system launchers," the statement said. "They also targeted a production workshop and a warehouse for strike UAVs, as well as concentrations of enemy personnel and military equipment in 134 areas."
Russian air defense systems shot down 97 Ukrainian UAVs and intercepted eight HIMARS MLRS projectiles over the past 24 hours.
Since the start of the special military operation, 626 Ukrainian military aircraft, 277 helicopters, 27,441 UAVs, 542 air defense missile systems, 16,536 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 1,373 MLRS combat vehicles, 11,618 field artillery and mortars and 23,490 special military vehicles have been destroyed.
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