The Russian Defense Ministry has refuted the words of the Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny about the alleged losses of Russian aircraft and armored vehicles.
The department stressed that these statements are “complete lies”.The ministry’s message also says that Ukrainian units, according to intelligence data, are leaving their positions en masse, throwing weapons.At the same time, they are not subjected to blows, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stressed.
Earlier, Ukrainian security forces said that the air defense allegedly shot down a Russian plane in eastern Ukraine. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation did not confirm these reports, adding that the military of the border service of Ukraine does not resist Russian units.
Recall that on Thursday morning, Russian leader Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military special operation in the Donbass, where the situation has escalated even more. The President explained that Russia’s actions are solely self-defense, the occupation of Ukrainian territory is not included in the plans.
The Defense Ministry also stressed that Russian troops do not strike Ukrainian cities.