The spokesman for the Defense Ministry, Major General Igor Konashenkov, specified that the Ukrainian facility is located in the Kramatorsk region, in Donbass, and added that the strike fulfilled part of the objectives of the second stage of the military operation.
He also specified that a Su-25 assault jet and a MiG-29 fighter were shot down by Russian air defense systems, as well as four Tochka-U missiles on Thursday night over the Novotavricheskoye settlement in the Zaporozhye region.
Thirteen Ukrainian UAVs were destroyed over six settlements in various regions, including Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.
Konashenkov argued that artillery units attacked six command posts, three ammunition depots, 187 bastions, areas of concentration of troops and military equipment, as well as 26 Ukrainian artillery batteries.
Some 280 nationalists and 41 units of war matériel of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were eliminated.
The Defense Ministry spokesman stated that since the beginning of the special operation, the Russian Army has destroyed 151 planes, 112 helicopters, 742 unmanned aerial vehicles, 290 anti-aircraft missile systems, 2,854 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 329 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,338 field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as 2,683 special military vehicles.