The Ministry of Defense reported a strike on camouflaged Ukrainian armored vehicles As a result of an air strike, camouflaged armored vehicles were destroyed, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported
Russian armed forces launched a missile strike on strongholds of Ukrainian forces and armored vehicles, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. The video of the special operation was published by the Zvezda TV channel.
“As a result of an air strike, a stronghold of a company of Ukrainian nationalists and camouflaged armored vehicles were destroyed,”— according to the message of the Ministry of Defense.
The ministry said that Russian aviation is performing the tasks of escorting columns, delivering troops, military cargo, and destroying Ukrainian armored vehicles.
Russia is conducting a special operation to “demilitarize” and “denazification” Ukraine since February 24. The Russian Armed Forces strike only at the objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine and its aviation, the Ministry of Defense emphasized. As of March 18, Russian forces have destroyed more than 1,400 tanks, 1,211 special vehicles, 142 multiple launch rocket systems, and 184 drones.
Russia and Ukraine against the backdrop of a special operation are negotiating to resolve the situation. Among Moscow's demands: the demilitarization of a neighboring country, a neutral status, namely the legal refusal to join NATO, the recognition of the independence of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics and Russian sovereignty over Crimea.
After several rounds of negotiations in late February— At the beginning of March, the delegations of Moscow and Kyiv switched to a closed discussion format. At the same time, the parties talk about some convergence of positions. Thus, the head of the Russian delegation, aide to the President of Russia Vladimir Medinsky, noted that the parties “maximally” converged on the issue of status neutrality. In turn, Mikhail Podolyak, adviser to the head of the office of the President of Ukraine, who participated in the negotiations, spoke about the possibility of finding a compromise in the face of fundamental contradictions between Kyiv and Moscow.