The private military company Wagner claims to have taken control of an important Ukrainian logistics center in Donetsk.
In a statement issued on March 15, Yevgeny Prigozhin, head of Russia’s private military company Wagner, announced that the company’s soldiers had taken control of the village of Zaliznyanskoye, a logistics hub. and important transshipment of Ukrainian forces in Donetsk.
“Our assault units have extended the encirclement at Bakhmut. This morning, the village of Zaliznyanskoye was controlled by Wagner soldiers,” Prigozhin wrote on his personal Telegram page.
Also on March 15, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry, said that the Russian military had caused a lot of damage to the Ukrainian side in the past 24 hours.
In the offensive direction of Kupyansk, the Russian army removed from the battle 70 soldiers, an armored personnel carrier, 3 pickup trucks, 2 military vehicles, a Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer, a D-20 howitzer and one Krab self-propelled artillery complex manufactured by Poland.
Many attacks were also conducted by Russia in the Krasny Liman area. The Russian military also achieved many beneficial results after a coordinated attack of infantry, artillery, missiles, and fighter aircraft.
“More than 235 soldiers, 2 armored vehicles, 4 pickup trucks, a D-20 howitzer, 2 self-propelled howitzers Gvozdika and Akatsiya, and a US-aided M777 howitzer were destroyed in the last 24 hours.” Lieutenant General Konashenkov said.
In the southern region of Ukraine, intense fighting has also occurred in the regions of Zaporizhia and Kherson. The Russian military asserted that its combat operations had caused a lot of damage to the Ukrainian side.
In addition, the Russian air defense forces also shot down 15 missiles from a rocket launcher and a Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopter. In addition, three Ukrainian air defense radar stations were also hit.
“In the settlements of Ukrainsk, Novodmitrovka, and Krasnoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russian military destroyed three radar stations of the Ukrainian S-300 air defense missile complex,” Konashenkov said.
The S-300 missile complex is one of the most powerful and popular air defense weapons of the armies of many Eastern European countries. Developed during the Soviet era and first deployed in 1979, the S-300 was designed with airspace defense in mind for large industrial and administrative facilities, military bases, and airspace control. against enemy attack planes.
The S-300 system also has many improved versions equipped with more modern guided missiles and radars, enhancing the ability to deal with electronic warfare measures as well as low-flying devices of the Russian Federation. enemy.