According to the Ministry of Defense, the Russian military hit 25 command posts, two depots of missile and artillery weapons and two Buk-M anti-aircraft missile launchers. 25 control points. This was announced by the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov.
The Ministry of Defense clarified that the command posts of Ukrainian units were destroyed in the areas of the settlements of Nikolaev, Kirovsk (Luhansk region); two warehouses of rocket and artillery weapons in the areas of Voskresensk (Nikolaev region) and Nikolaev; two anti-aircraft missile launchers “Buk-M1” in the districts of Gulyai Pole (Zaporozhye region) and Nikolaevka Second (Zaporozhye region), as well as 1214 places of concentration of Ukrainian soldiers.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
In addition, Konashenkov noted that the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed two warehouses for storage of warheads of Tochka-U tactical missiles; in Ukraine.
The day before, on April 18, the Russian military destroyed a logistics center of Ukrainian troops near Lviv, where large batches of European and American weapons were located, the Ministry of Defense claimed.
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President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military special operation to “demilitarize” and “denazification” Ukraine 24 February. Kyiv, in response, declared martial law and general mobilization, and Western countries began to impose sanctions against Russia.
At the end of February, Kyiv and Moscow began negotiations to resolve the situation, the last face-to-face meeting of the delegations of the two countries took place in Istanbul at the end of March. Then the Ukrainian side handed over to Russia proposals providing for a neutral and non-nuclear status of Ukraine, a refusal to deploy offensive weapons and foreign bases on its territory, as well as security guarantees for Kiev.
Against the backdrop of negotiations in Istanbul, the Ministry of Defense announced the completion of tasks in the Kiev and Chernihiv directions, as well as the regrouping of troops.
On April 12, Putin announced that negotiations with Ukraine had reached a “deadlock”. According to him, Moscow took steps to create conditions for negotiations, and in response to this, it faced a “provocation in Bucha”; and, “most importantly”, with the fact that “the Ukrainian side has departed from its agreements in Istanbul.”