During the day, Russia launched strikes on 163 areas where Ukrainian military and equipment were located, and a Su-24 bomber was also shot down, the Defense Ministry said in a briefing. The agency reported on 302 downed aircraft of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since the end of February
Over the past day, Russian troops have attacked three warehouses of ammunition and missile and artillery weapons of Ukraine in the cities of Nikolaev, Zaporozhye and Kramatorsk, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.
“Fighter aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces in the area of the settlement of Selidovo, Donetsk People's Republic, shot down a Su-24 of the Ukrainian Air Force,” — added in the department.
In addition, the Russian military reported strikes on five command posts of the Armed Forces of Ukraine located near Kamyshevakhi, Zaporozhye region, Vysokopolye, Kherson region, Kupyansk, Kharkiv region, as well as near Shchurovo and Kirovo, located on the territory of Donetsk regions of Ukraine (the DPR considers its administrative borders to be their state borders, Russia recognized the independence of the republic in February).
The strikes were also carried out on Ukrainian servicemen, military equipment and 56 artillery units in 163 regions of Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry added.
Russia sent troops to Ukraine more than seven months ago— on the night of February 24th. President Vladimir Putin justified his decision by the desire to protect the inhabitants of Donbass from the “genocide by the Kyiv regime”, as well as to “restore” sovereignty of the Luhansk and Donetsk People's Republics. On the morning of September 21, the president announced partial mobilization, the Ministry of Defense claims that 300 thousand people will be called up.
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