Moscow/Kyiv: – Russia gained control over the Arms Depot in Kharkiv, the second-ranked city in Ukraine. The Russian defence forces claimed to have shot down fighter jets, missiles and helicopters of the Ukraine military. At the same time, Russian defence forces targeted more than 60 Ukraine military locations. Senior Russian officials announced that the recently tested nuclear-capable Sarmat missile would soon be inducted into the Russian military.
Moreover, Russia announced that the Ukraine campaign’s second phase had been started in Donbas in east Ukraine and south Ukraine. Following the announcement, Russian forces launched fierce attacks in the Donbas region in the east and south of Ukraine. Russia has taken over many cities, including Kreminna and other regions in the Donbas region. The cities of Mariupol and Khersan also are under Russian control. Russia has increased the intensity of the attacks to gain control over Mykolaiv, Odesa and Kharkiv’s cities.
Russia launched attacks on 66 Ukraine military locations on Friday evening. These include three command posts of the Ukrainian military and arms depots having huge stockpiles of weapons. Russia gained control over a huge arms depot in the city of Kharkiv. The Russian defence department informed that one SU-25 fighter jet, three helicopters and missiles of the Ukraine military were shot down. Russia has despatched 12 special military units to the Donbas region to increase the intensity of the action in east Ukraine. At the same time, Russia has deployed Chechen force units in the Mariupol city.
Meanwhile, Russia indicated that the nuclear-capable Sarmat Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, successfully tested on Wednesday, will soon be inducted into the Russian military. Russian space agency ROSCOSMOS chief, Dmitry Rogozin, has already claimed that the first military unit with the Sarmat missile will be in operation in the next few months. Rogozin said that this unit would be deployed in the Uzur region of Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin had referred to this missile as invincible. Putin had also warned that enemies of Russia would have to think twice before taking any aggressive action against Russia, given the Sarmat missile.