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Russia paralyzes 74 Ukrainian military infrastructure

HSMilitarycom: The Russian armed forces put out of action 74 ground objects of the military infrastructure of Ukraine during a special operation to protect the Donbass. 

This was announced on Thursday, February 24, by Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the RF Ministry of Defense.

Russia paralyzes 74 Ukrainian military infrastructure

“Including 11 airfields of the Air Force, three command posts, a base for the Naval Forces of Ukraine, as well as 18 radar stations of the S-300 and Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile systems,” Konashenkov added.

On the same day, the Russian Defense Ministry reported that 14 Ukrainian soldiers had surrendered during a special operation in the Donbass.

It is noted that they will be released after taking from them a subscription to renounce resistance.

It also became known that Ukrainian border guards are leaving their units, refusing to participate in hostilities.

Russia paralyzes 74 Ukrainian military infrastructure

According to the FSB of the Russian Federation, 26 servicemen of the state border service of Ukraine have already arrived at the Troebortnoye checkpoint on the territory of the Russian Federation. Another 16 went to the Crimean checkpoint Dzhankoy.

On the morning of February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin , in his special televised address, announced that a special operation would be carried out in the Donbass in order to protect the civilian population.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the operation was an attempt to prevent a global war.

Russia paralyzes 74 Ukrainian military infrastructure

She stressed that a bloody war with civilian casualties had been waged in Donbass for eight years. Zakharova also stated that the war was fought on various fronts, including sanctions and information.

After the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky said that Kiev was breaking off diplomatic relations with Moscow and expelling its diplomats from the embassy.

On February 21, the Russian leader signed decrees recognizing the independence of the Lugansk and Donetsk People's Republics (LPR and DPR ). 

Also, the President of the Russian Federation and the heads of both republics Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin signed agreements on friendship, cooperation and mutual assistance. 

The documents were ratified the next day by both the republics themselves and the Russian State Duma.

The situation in Donbass escalated on February 17. The DPR and LPR reported heavy shelling by Ukrainian security forces, including from heavy weapons. The republics announced a general mobilization and evacuation of civilians to the territory of Russia.

Since 2014, the Kiev authorities have been conducting a military operation against the inhabitants of Donbass, who refused to recognize the results of the coup d'état and the new government in Ukraine. 

At the same time, Kiev blames Moscow for the current situation. Russia has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the conflict.

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