MOSCOW, March 12. /TASS/. Russian warplanes and air defenses shot down five drones and one Tochka-U tactical missile over the past day, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said on Saturday.
"Warplanes and air defenses of the Russian Aerospace Forces shot down five drones, including two Bayraktar TB2’s, and one Tochka-U tactical missile over the past day," he said.
Konashenkov also said that the aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces hit 145 targets of the Ukrainian armed forces of Ukraine over the past day of a special operation in Ukraine. They included three Buk M-1 anti-aircraft missile systems, eight command posts and communication centers, five ammunition and fuel depots and 78 clusters of military equipment.
On February 24 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation in response to a request for help by the heads of the Donbass republics. He stressed that Moscow had no plans of occupying Ukrainian territories, but aims to demilitarize and denazify the country.