MoD: Russia warns of strikes on Ukrainian facility as part of demilitarization
The Russian Armed Forces have striked a Ukrainian military airport in Vinnytsia using high-precision long-range weapons.
Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Sunday that the Russian Armed Forces would use high-precision long-range weapons to hit Ukrainian defense industry facilities, warning workers to evacuate.
"The Kiev nationalist regime is forcing the workers of the Ukrainian defense industry to repair struck equipment so that it could be sent to combat areas. As part of the goal to demilitarize Ukraine, Russian Armed Forces will target high-precision strikes at the Ukrainian defense industry facilities," Konashenkov said, adding that the workers at those factories should "leave those facilities."
In the meantime, Russia disabled a Ukrainian military airport in Vinnytsia, as per Konashenkov.
"On March 6, high-precision long-range weapons were used to disable an airfield of the Ukrainian Air Force in Vinnytsia," he said.
Donetsk: Ukrainian forces continue bombing civilians in Donbass
Two days ago, the representative of the Donetsk Republic in the Joint Center for Monitoring and Coordination of the Ceasefire Regime issued an official statement saying that Ukrainian artillery shelled the area 26 times, and 323 artillery shells were fired within 24 hours.
The statement added that the systematic bombardment affected residential homes, injuring 11 people, including three children.
On Sunday, the Deputy Head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin told the Rossiya-24 TV channel that civilians are being prevented from leaving the Ukrainian city of Mariupol through a humanitarian corridor.
"Azov and Pravy Sektor members are preventing people from leaving through the humanitarian corridor that we established for civilians. They are detaining people. They are taking those detained to the basement of a school on Gastello Street in Mariupol. There are more than 60 people there at the moment, half of them being women and children," he said.
He added that Mariupol is still under the control of the Ukrainian army and forces, and the Russian armed forces are encircling the city and "eliminating the Nazi groups present in it."
It is noteworthy that Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that the goal of the special military operation is to protect people who have been subjected to genocide by the Kiev regime for the past eight years.
The operation aims to prevent the demilitarization and disarmament of Ukraine and to bring to justice all those responsible for the bloody crimes against civilians in Donbass.
Russian armed forces destroyed military facilities of Ukraine
According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Russian armed forces have bombed Ukrainian military facilities and forces without harming civilians.
The total number of destroyed Ukrainian military targets since the beginning of Moscow's special military operation in the country amounts to 2,203, among them are 76 Ukrainian military command and communications posts, 111 S-300, Buk-M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, as well as 71 radar stations, Konashenkov explained.
"The armed forces of Russia continue to strike Ukrainian military infrastructure. On the evening of March 5, a massive strike hit 61 military infrastructure facilities of the Ukrainian armed forces," the spokesperson announced.
"Sunday's strikes targeted 22 units of weapons and military equipment in an underground facility, a brigade's command post, nine ammunition, materiel depots and three radar posts," Konashenkov told a press briefing.
He added that Russia's Armed Forces have destroyed "69 fighter jets in the air and 24 on the land, 778 tanks and other armored vehicles, 77 multiple missile launching systems, 279 field artillery and mortars, 553 units of special military vehicles, as well as 62 unmanned aerial vehicles."