MoD: Russian Military Have Disabled 83 Ukrainian Land-Based Targets Since Beginning of Special Op
The Russian military has disabled 83 ground facilities of the Ukrainian military structure after strikes, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday, adding that the military has successfully completed all goals for today.
The military spokesman also said that forces of Donetsk and Lugansk People’s republics have managed to break through the defence of Ukrainian forces.
“Groups of troops of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics broke through the well-equipped layered defense of the armed forces of Ukraine and advanced 6-8 kilometers in-depth,” Konashenkov said.
In addition, the spokesman said that Russian troops have restored the water supply to Crimea.
“The joint use of raid detachments and airborne troops in the Crimean direction ensured the advance of Russian troops to the city of Kherson. This made it possible to unblock the North Crimean Canal and restore the water supply to the Crimean peninsula,” Konashenkov said.
Ukraine used to provide up to 85% of the needs of Crimea in fresh water through the North Crimean Canal coming from the Dnieper River. However, after the reunification of Crimea with Russia, the supply of water through the canal to the peninsula was completely blocked by Kiev.