Russia explains the bombing of the kyiv shopping center and the use of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles
Ukrainian forces are using residential areas and their social facilities to deploy artillery systems there to attack the Russian military, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said.
In particular, in the Vynohradar district on the outskirts of kyiv, the Ukrainian army was hiding in residential buildings where it had deployed several rocket launchers to attack Russian servicemen, he said.
According to Konashenkov, the Ukrainian military used the nearby mall area as a base, where it stored rocket-propelled munitions and reloaded several rocket launchers.
“Live recordings clearly show a Ukrainian multiple-launch rocket launcher entering the commercial center on the outskirts of Kyiv to cover missile reloading,” the Defense Ministry spokesman said.
The MLRS battery and their ammunition storage base in the non-operational mall were destroyed in a precision attack, he said.
Russia will continue to use Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Ukraine
The Russian military will continue to use state-of-the-art Kinzhal air-to-air systems with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles during the special operation in Ukraine, Igor Konashenkov also said.
“The combat use of the Kinzhal aviation missile system has confirmed its effectiveness in destroying highly protected special targets of the enemy. We will continue to use this particular aviation missile system to conduct missile strikes on Ukraine’s military infrastructure,” he said. .
According to Konashenkov, this hypersonic weapon is very accurate and is only used to destroy military installations.
Russia has already destroyed underground storage facilities for aviation munitions and Tochka-U missile systems in the village of Delyatin and large fuel depots in the village of Konstantinovka, Konashenkov said.
Learn more about the Ministry of Defence:
- From 10:00 a.m. Moscow time on March 21, Russia is opening humanitarian corridors from Mariupol to the east and west.
- Over the past three days, the Russian Federation has evacuated more than 59,000 people from Mariupol, including 139 foreigners.
- Ukrainian nationalists have caused a humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol. They are holding up to 130,000 civilians hostage.
- Every day, 80 to 235 civilians who attempt to leave the city die at the hands of Ukrainian nationalists.
- The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation call on nationalists to lay down their arms and leave Mariupol for the areas controlled by kyiv.
- The first humanitarian aid trucks arrived in Mariupol from Russia on March 21.
- According to DPR chief Denis Pushilin, the trucks were unloaded at a hospital in the east of the city. The Ukrainian Armed Forces are still bombarding the area from Grad multiple launch rocket systems.
- Russian Aerospace Forces carried out a cruise missile attack on the training center for foreign mercenaries and Ukrainian nationalists in the Rivne region. Over 80 mercenaries and nationalists were eliminated in the attack.
- In the city of Sumy, Ukrainian nationalists carried out a provocative act at night, as previously warned by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. An ammonia leak occurred at a chemical plant in Sumy, Ukraine, regional administration head Dmitry Zhivitsky said. The leak affected an area of approximately 2.5 km. No danger to Sumy was reported as the air masses were not heading towards the city. Ukrainian authorities later reported that the accident had been ruled out.
- High-precision cruise missiles destroyed an ammunition depot and the mechanized brigade headquarters near the village of Selets.
- Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed 44 Ukrainian military installations overnight, including six Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems.