Russian Defence Ministry

Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry on 18 March


The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, continuing the successful offensive, advanced to a depth of 6 kilometers during the day and reached Novoukrainka, Shakhterskoye line.


The units of the People’s Militia of the Lugansk Republic, continuing the offensive in the eastern quarters of Severodonetsk, wedged into the enemy’s defence for 2 kilometers.


On the morning of March 18, high-precision long-range weapons attacked Ukraine’s military infrastructure.


As a result of the strike, a parking with Ukrainian combat aircraft at an aircraft repair plant in Lvov, as well as Ukrainian ammunition and military equipment depots in the suburbs of Nikolaev and Voznesensk were destroyed.


During the day, Russian air defence means shot down 1 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicle in the air.


Operational-tactical and army aviation hit 54 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them: 3 command posts, 4 multiple launch rocket system, 4 ammunition depots and 44 areas of military equipment concentration.


In total, 184 unmanned aerial vehicles, 1,412 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 142 multiple launch rocket systems, 542 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,211 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.






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