More than 800 Ukrainian military targets were attacked by Russian cruise missiles during the day’s first operations, as Ukraine reported 198 deaths, including three children, and more than 1,000 wounded.
“During the night, the Russian Armed Forces used high-precision weapons against the Ukrainian military infrastructure, which they destroyed with land and sea cruise missiles,” Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said today, explaining that the target was 821 military facilities.
The speaker himself reported The downing of seven Ukrainian planes, seven helicopters and nine drones, as well as the destruction of eight combat boats, 87 tanks and armored vehicles, 28 multiple launchers, 118 vehicles and military equipment..
According to Igor Konashenkov, Russian forces have captured the city of Melitopol in southern Ukraine, taking “all measures to ensure the safety of the civilian population and to avoid provocations by Ukrainian intelligence and nationalists.”.
For its part, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense said that the losses in the ranks of the enemy forces increased in the last hours, noting that 14 aircraft and 8 helicopters were shot down, as well as the destruction of 102 tanks and 536 armored vehicles.
According to the Ukrainian military, the Evi news agency said the Russians had lost more than 3,000 soldiers in the fighting.
Today, the Ukrainian Minister of Health, Viktor Lyashko, said that the number of dead since the beginning of the Russian invasion reaches 198, including three children, and more than 1,000 wounded.
“Unfortunately, according to operational data, 198 people died at the hands of the invaders, including three children, and 1,115 people were injured, including 33 children,” Minister Viktor Lyashko wrote in a message posted on Facebook.
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