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MoD: Russian Aerospace Forces Eliminate Missile Plant in Kiev

Sputnik News

Evgenia Filimianova

Russia has been targeting Ukraine's military infrastructure since the beginning of the special operation in February, destroying equipment, military bases, and other facilities.

The Russian military hit the Artem rocket and space tech factory in Kiev, the official representative of the Russian defence ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, said on Friday.

"The high-precision, long-range, air-based weapons of the Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed the production buildings of the Artem rocket and space industry enterprise in Kiev", Konashenkov stated.

The Russian military also hit three traction electrical substations in the areas of the railway junctions in the cities of Fastiv, Krasnosilka and Polonne with high-precision Kalibr cruise missiles, the spokesman added. He also noted that high-precision missiles were used to destroy 10 military objects across Ukraine, including an arms depot near the settlement of Ilyichevka.

Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine on 24 February, amid intensifying attacks on Donbass, perpetrated by Kiev's forces, which prompted the mass evacuation of civilians to Russia.

President Vladimir Putin stressed that the op was started to put an end to the genocide of the Donbass people, since thousands were killed and many more were injured or forces to leave their homes amid an eight-year-long war, waged by Ukraine against separatists in Donetsk and Lugansk. The president also noted that Moscow's goal is the demilitarisation and denazification of Ukraine.

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