Briefing by Russian Defence Ministry
During the day, the grouping of troops of Lugansk People’s Republic took control of Zatishnoye, Peschanka, and Surovtsevka.
The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation continue to strike at the military infrastructure of Ukraine.
Since the beginning of the operation, 2,814 military assets of the Ukrainian military infrastructure have been destroyed. Among them:
139 S-300, Buk M-1 and S-125 anti-aircraft missile systems,
84 radar posts of Ukrainian air defence,
974 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 104 multiple missile launchers,
359 field artillery and mortars,
727 units of special military vehicles, as well as 97 unmanned aerial vehicles.
On the night of March 9, Ukrainian nationalists delivered about 80 tons of ammonia to Zolochiv settlement, northwest of Kharkov. According to the residents who left Zolochiv, the nationalists taught them how to act correctly during a chemical attack.
All this testifies to the preparation by Ukrainian nationalists of a provocation using toxic substances to accuse Russia of using chemical weapons.