May 20, 2022

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Attacks on infrastructure: Moscow says 600 Ukrainian soldiers killed

Attacks on infrastructure
Moscow says 600 Ukrainian soldiers have been killed

According to its own reports, the Russian military shelled several strategically important targets in major Ukrainian cities at night. More than 600 Ukrainian soldiers are said to have been killed in the artillery attack alone. Attacks are also said to have taken place in Donbass.

According to the Russian military, artillery fire in the Zhovtneve district overnight killed 600 Ukrainian militants and destroyed 61 war vehicles. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said in his daily situation report in Moscow that the shelling had hit several positions and fortified structures owned by the Ukrainian armed forces. Accordingly, the tactical air force and military aircraft fired at 93 military items at night, and the cannon fired at a total of more than 500 targets. Among other things, a gas depot is said to have been destroyed.

In addition, other strategically important targets in major Ukrainian cities were shot down. “A large ammunition depot at the Canadian military airport and in the town of Mykolayiv near Krovohrat was destroyed by high-precision missiles,” Konashenkov said.

At the same time, air defense shot down three fighter jets, Su-24 on Snake Island, a Su-25 in Dnipropetrovsk and a Su-27 in Kherson. In addition, the Russian Major General announced that he had shot down 14 Ukrainian drones, including a pirate. The information could not be verified independently.

Following the massive shelling of several Ukrainian cities in Donbass, Ukrainian authorities announced several civilian deaths and injuries. “A rocket hit Kramatorsk, injuring 25 people, damaging 9 houses, a school and civilian infrastructure,” Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the military administration of the Donetsk region, told his Telegram channel. According to Kyrylenko, the firing on Chasiv Yar, Mariinka and Avdiivka. At least one of the survivors died. The governor of the Luhansk region, Sergei Hajte, said at least five people had been killed as a result of shelling in the cities of Svizerodonetsk, Lysyczynsk, Hirsch and Bopasna.

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