Russia destroys the Neptune missile factory and shoots down a MiG-29 from Ukraine.

The Neptune missile plant in Kharkov province, Ukraine, was reportedly destroyed by a missile fired by the Russian military.

Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, reported that the country’s military used precision weapons to attack the Kommunar defence facility in Kharkov province, Ukraine, and destroyed a batch of recently constructed Neptune anti-ship missiles.

Ukraine built Neptune on the 3M24 Uran subsonic anti-ship missile, which was created during the Soviet era to obliterate surface ships with a displacement of 5,000 tonnes. The Russian Black Sea Fleet flagship Moskva, according to Western speculation, sank in April 2022 after being struck by a Neptune missile.

Konashenkov also confirmed a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet near the Peremoga region in the southern province of Mykolaiv, near the Kherson front. In addition, a Kiev diesel storage facility of more than 56,000 tons in the Dnipropetrovsk province was destroyed.

Still, according to the Russian official, Ukrainian counter-attacks along the Kherson and Donbass front lines were repelled. “More than 130 Ukrainian servicemen, two tanks, nine armored fighting vehicles, 13 other vehicles were removed from the combat ring,” Konashenkov said.

Russia is urgently evacuating about 60,000 civilians from high-risk areas in Kherson to limit civilian casualties, in the context of Ukraine launching a massive counterattack thanks to weapons by the United States and its Western allies. aid.

In related developments, the governor of Russia’s Belgorod province bordering Ukraine said on the same day that at least two people were killed in shelling from across the border. The shelling also damaged electricity infrastructure in the area, leaving 15,000 people without power.

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