MOSCOW, March 5. /TASS/. The Russian troops delivered a strike with precision weapons to destroy a large depot with Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems in Zhitomir, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.
"In the past 24 hours, a strike was delivered with long-range precision weapons to destroy the ammo depot on the territory of a military unit in Zhitomir where Javelin and NLAW anti-tank missile systems were kept," the spokesman said.
Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on February 24 that in response to a request by the heads of the Donbass republics he had made a decision to carry out a special military operation in Ukraine in order to protect people "who have been suffering from abuse and genocide by the Kiev regime for eight years." The Russian leader stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories and the operation was aimed at demilitarizing and denazifying Ukraine.
When clarifying the developments unfolding, the Russian Defense Ministry reassured that Russian troops are not targeting Ukrainian cities, but are limited to surgically striking and incapacitating Ukrainian military infrastructure. There are no threats whatsoever to the civilian population.