Russian army destroys 1,325 Ukrainian military facilities: Defense Ministry
The facilities include 31 command posts and communications centers of the armed forces of Ukraine.
The Russian army has destroyed 1,325 military infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesperson Major Gen. Igor Konashenkov told reporters.
"The Russian Armed Forces have hit 1,325 objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine," Konashenkov said.
"Among them are 31 command posts and communications centers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," he added.
In addition, 395 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 59 multiple rocket launchers, 179 field artillery pieces and mortars, 286 units of special military vehicles were destroyed, Konashenkov said.
In a televised address on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that in response to a request from the heads of the Donbass republics, he had decided to launch a special military operation to protect people "who have been subjected to abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years."
The Russian Commander made it clear that Moscow had no intention of invading Ukrainian territory and that the operation was intended to demilitarize and de-nazify the country.