MOSCOW, March 10. /TASS/. Since the beginning of the special military operation in Ukraine the Russian forces have wiped more than two thousand military facilities, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov told the media on Thursday.
"Strikes against Ukrainian military infrastructure are continuing. Since the launch of the operation, Russian forces have incapacitated 2,911 military facilities in Ukraine," Konashenkov noted.
The Russian operation has disabled 97 planes, 107 unmanned aerial vehicles, 141 anti-aircraft missile defense systems, 86 radar stations, 986 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 107 multiple rocket launchers, 368 field artillery and mortars, and 749 special military vehicles.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 said in an early morning televised address that he had launched a special military operation in Ukraine in response to a request for help from the leaders of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no intention of occupying Ukrainian territories, the sole purpose of the operation, the leader stressed, is the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine. The Russian Defense Ministry emphasized that its forces are targeting key military infrastructures and not cities. The civilian population is not at risk, the Defense Ministry assured.