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Russian Armed Forces destroy 1,325 Ukrainian military facilities — Defense Ministry

According to Major General Igor Konashenkov, as many as 395 tanks and other armored combat vehicles have also been destroyed

MOSCOW, March 1. /TASS/. The Russian Armed Forces have destroyed 1,325 Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Tuesday.

"The Russian Armed Forces have hit 1,325 Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities, including 43 command and communications centers of the Ukrainian army," he specified.

According to him, as many as 395 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 59 multiple rocket launchers, 179 artillery guns and mortars, and 286 special military motor vehicles have also been destroyed.

On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation based on a request from the heads of the Donbass republics. The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans to occupy Ukrainian territories and the goal was to demilitarize and denazify the country. Russia’s Defense Ministry reported later that the Russian Armed Forces were not delivering strikes against Ukrainian cities. The ministry emphasized that the Ukrainian military infrastructure was being destroyed by precision weapons and there was no threat to civilians.