Russia targets Ukrainian military facilities with Cruise missiles
Russian armed forces strike Ukraine's military facilities with long-range precision weapons.
Russia's armed forces struck Ukraine's military facilities using sea- and land-based cruise missiles during the night, a spokesperson for Russia's Defense Ministry said on Saturday.
"During the night, the Russian armed forces struck facilities of the Ukrainian military infrastructure with long-range precision weapons using air- and sea-based cruise missiles," spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Saturday.
In total, Russia's armed forces have so far destroyed 821 Ukrainian military targets, the spokesperson said, including 14 military airfields, 19 command posts, 24 S-300s and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 48 radar stations, 87 tanks, and other combat armored vehicles, in addition to 28 multiple rocket launchers and 118 units of special military vehicles. 7 combat aircraft, 7 helicopters, and 9 unmanned aerial aircraft were also shot down
MoD: Russia only attacking military targets
Konashenkov stressed that only military facilities are being attacked. Russia's Defense Ministry had also said earlier on Thursday that Moscow's Armed Forces are not attacking Ukrainian cities, but are instead targeting Ukraine's military infrastructure using precision weapons.
"Precision weapons are degrading military infrastructure, air defense facilities, military aerodromes and aviation of the Ukrainian armed forces," the Ministry said, further adding that there is no threat to civilians.
Moreover, Russia's envoy to the United Nations, Vasily Nebenzya, vetoed the UN Security Council's draft resolution against Russia on Saturday, calling the draft resolution unbalanced, noting that Russian forces are not bombing Ukrainian cities.
"We strongly condemn the deployment of the positions of artillery and multiple rocket launchers by the nationalists in residential neighborhoods," he said. "This is a direct violation of international humanitarian law," Nebenzya added.
Russia's Ambassador also blamed the West, which sponsored this draft resolution on Ukraine, for the current crisis, saying that these countries made Ukraine "a pawn in your geopolitical game, not caring at all about the interests of the Ukrainian people."