A driver crosses a barricade built by territorial defense units in downtown kyiv, Ukraine, Saturday, March 19, 2022. AP
The Russian Defense Ministry also said it killed more than 100 members of Ukrainian special forces and “foreign mercenaries” when it targeted a training center in the northern Ukrainian town of Ovruch. with sea-based missiles.
“Kinzhal aviation missile systems with hypersonic ballistic missiles destroyed a large storage site for fuels and lubricants of the Ukrainian Armed Forces near the settlement of Kostyantynivka in the Mykolaiv region,” the Ministry of Defense said. Defense.
The ministry said the base was used for the main fuel supply for Ukrainian armored vehicles in the south of the country.
Kinzhal (Dagger) hypersonic missiles were fired from the airspace over Russian-controlled Crimea, the ministry said, adding that Kalibr cruise missiles launched from the Caspian Sea had also targeted the depot.
On Saturday, Russia said it used Kinzhal hypersonic missiles to destroy an underground missile and ammunition storage site in western Ukraine, near the border with NATO member Romania.
The Ukrainian armed forces confirmed to AFP on Saturday that the depot had been targeted but said they had “no information on the type of missile”.
Russian analysts said Friday’s use of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles in Deliatyn, a village at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, was the first combat use of such weapons anywhere in the world.
The Russian Defense Ministry said it also used long-range precision weapons against other installations in Ukraine on Saturday evening and early Sunday.
Russian forces fired Kalibr missiles from the Black Sea to target a factory in the northern city of Nizhyn used to repair armored vehicles, the ministry said.