On April 19, Russian Overseas Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed that the brand new stage of the Russian army operation in Ukraine aimed on the full liberation of the Donetsk and Lugansk Peoples’ Republics had begun. In his flip, spokesman for the Russian President Dmitry Peskov claimed that the particular operation goes based on the plan.
Historically, Russian high-precision missiles hit a lot of Ukrainian army services all through the nation at evening. This time, the primary targets had been positioned alongside the primary entrance strains within the Donbass area and within the south of Ukraine, within the Nikolaev area.
In keeping with the Russian Ministry of Defence, 13 strongholds of the AFU had been destroyed with high-precision air-based missiles within the areas of Slavyansk, Barvenkovo and Popasnaya. The Russian Aerospace Forces (VKS) hit 60 army property of Ukraine.
The Ministry of Protection printed a video of Russian Su-34 putting AFU army gear with high-precision X-29 air—to-surface missiles.
2 depots of Tochka-U missile warheads had been destroyed close to Chervonaya Polyana and Balakleya. 3 command posts of the AFU in addition to 53 areas of manpower and army gear focus had been additionally hit.
- 25 command posts of Ukrainian items close to Nikolaev, Kirovsk;
- 2 missile and artillery weapons depots close to Voskresensk and Nikolaev;
- 2 Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile launchers close to Gulyai Pole and Nikolaevka II,
- 1,214 areas of manpower concentrations.
Shelling by the DPR artillery:
Explosion reportedly befell in Nikolaev:
In keeping with the Russian Defence Ministry, Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet was shot down close to Malinovka within the Donetsk Area. 4 Ukrainian UAVs had been destroyed close to the villages of Mar’inka, Kamenka, Semenovka and Sinichino.
In flip, Ukrainian forces resumed shelling on the Russian border areas.
Early on April 19, the village of Golovkino within the Russian Belgorod area was shelled. Three civilians had been injured, and about 30 homes had been broken. In keeping with native residents, their homes had been hit by cluster munitions.
In keeping with the top of the area, the gasoline pipeline and energy line had been broken by the AFU strike, however they are going to be restored within the coming hours.
Moscow has already warned that assaults on civilians on the Russian territory will likely be adopted by the strikes on the Ukrainian decision-making heart in Kiev.