On Friday, Russia’s Defense Ministry said Ukrainian airfields and other military infrastructure near Lutsk and Ivano-Frankivsk were targeted and “incapacitated” in the country’s northwest and southwest by long-range precession weapons.
In the last 24 hours, Russian warplanes destroyed 107 military targets in the country.
According to Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman General Igor Konashenkov, Russian aircraft and air defenses “downed three Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters and eight unmanned aerial vehicles in the past 24 hours, including five (Turkish-made) Bayraktar TB-2 drones.”
Russian aircraft also destroyed 107 Ukrainian military facilities in the past 24 hours, including six command posts and communication centers, 14 ammunition and fuel depots, and 11 military equipment storage sites.
“Since the start of the operation, a total of 3,213 Ukrainian military infrastructure facilities were disabled,” Konashenkov explained, adding:
“As many as 98 aircraft, 118 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,041 tanks and other combat armored vehicles, 113 multiple rocket launchers, 389 field artillery pieces and mortars, 843 military motor vehicles were destroyed.”
“Almost all Kiev’s combat-ready aircraft are destroyed.”
“Reliable data” suggest that Ukraine moved some of its remaining military aircraft to other countries, including Romania.
Few trained military pilots remain to fly what little remains of the country’s combat aircraft.
Along with targeting Ukrainian weapons, munitions and infrastructure, the country’s war industry is on Russia’s target list for elimination.
Since the Obama/Biden regime’s 2014 coup, Ukraine became a virtual Nazi-infested US/NATO military base for perpetual war along Russia’s borders with destabilizing and weakening its security in mind.
The same goes for surrounding Russia with hostile US-dominated Western and Eastern European combat troops, along with deploying nukes and delivery systems near its borders.
Ukraine’s war industry production increased by 24% last year.
Colonized and controlled by hegemon USA, its sovereignty no longer exists in 233,000 square miles of territory masquerading as a nation-state.
At the same time, the vast majority of its people are exploited and abused.
Russian-speaking citizens are considered fifth column threats to national security, as ordered by Ukraine’s higher authority in Washington.
Its ruling regime serves at the discretion of the US.
As long as it’s allied with the interests of the empire of lies, installed officials keep their jobs.
If dissent with or otherwise stray from its hegemonic aims, they’re removed and replaced by more receptive imperial tools.
Along with perpetual war-making, state terror, other human rights abuses and abandonment of the rule of law, that’s how the scourge of imperialism operates.
Russia finally awakened to the mortal threat it’s faced for decades.
The USA monster wants its vast territory balkanized and controlled, its resources looted, its people exploited a serfs.
After meeting with Ukraine’s so-called foreign minister on Thursday in Turkey — a waste of time and effort — Sergey Lavrov again explained the aims of Russia’s special military operation.
It has nothing to do with occupying and controlling Ukraine — everything to do with demilitarizing its war machine, deNazifying the country, protecting the security of Russia and Donbass, preventing Kiev from developing nukes, and ideally regaining the country’s independence, free from foreign control.
Lavrov also expressed outrage over US-funded bio-labs in Ukraine for developing and producing bioweapons for likely use against Donbass and perhaps Russia.
US regimes “publicly” denied involvement “in prohibited activity in Ukraine,” Lavrov explained.
They lied, more proof that the US/West can never be trusted.
“It goes without saying that the Americans have been doing this in total secrecy,” Lavrov added.
“They do this in other post-Soviet countries as well, with their biological weapons laboratories encircling the Russian Federation and the People’s Republic of China.”
“They will not get away with this.”
“There is the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention, which requires states to report any activities on their territories and outside of it.”
Hegemon USA turned Ukraine and other post-Soviet states into “instruments for Western experiments,” as well as hostile actions against Russia and other independent states.
Lavrov notably explained what he and other Russian officials should have stressed long ago.
That Moscow has “no illusion that the (US-dominated) West can be a reliable partner” ahead.
“We will do everything in our power never to depend on the West in the areas of critical importance for our people.”