Briefing of the Ministry of Defense of Russia

March 10, 2022

"Grouping troops of the Donetsk People's Republic took control of the settlements of MARIANOVKA, LAZAREVKA, LESNOE.

The Armed Forces of the Russian Federation advanced to a depth of 10 kilometers and took control of the settlements STEPNOE, KRAPIVNITSKOE, MALAY KREMENCHIK, NOVOPETRIKOVKA and YALYNSKOE.

As a result of strikes on Ukrainian military infrastructure, 2998 military facilities were destroyed.

68 objects were affected by operational and tactical aviation during the day, including 2 objects of the Ukrainian armed forces management system, 12 material and technical equipment facilities, 3 Zenit missile complex "Osa".

One MiG-29 was destroyed in the air with Russian Air Force means, three unmanned "Byraktar TB-2" aircraft and one tactical missile "Point-U".

In total, since the beginning of the operation, the loss of Ukrainian security structures consisted of: 98 planes, 110 drone aircraft, 144 zenite missile complexes, 88 radiolocation posts, 1007 tanks and other armored vehicles, 109 jets astem of fire, 374 field artillery and mortem weapons, 793 units of special military automobile equipment.

Units of the National Police of the DPR advanced 1 kilometer inside MARIUPOL from the north direction.

I stop separately at the information provocation of the Kiev regime with the alleged Russian aviation "strike" on Mariupol Hospital No. 3.

First of all, I will note, - the Ministry of Defense of Russia yesterday announced a "silence regime" for the safe evacuation of civilians in the city.

The Russian aviation in the area of Mariupol did absolutely no task to defeat the targets on the ground.

Conducted analysis of statements by representatives of the Kiev nationalist regime, photos materials from the hospital, leaves no doubt.

As if the place was "aviaudar" - a fully directed provocation, to maintain anti-Russian hype in the western audience.

We have repeatedly stated earlier that medical institutions in Mariupol, including Hospital No. 3, stopped their regular operations as of late February. All staff and patients are dispersed by nationalists.

The building of the hospital, due to its favorable tactical location close to the city center, has been converted into a support point of the Azov National Battalion.

This is massively reported by the residents of the city, who have moved to both subcontrolled Kiev and the districts controlled by the Donetsk People's Republic.

Photographs of the hospital premises contain evidence of two separate staged explosions near the hospital. Deep underground and another small capacity headed to the hospital's building.

The nature of the building's external and internal damage can mislead a mass unprofessional audience of Europe and the United States. For whom this production was made.

But not an expert. A fugitive air ammunition, even less capacity, would leave nothing from the outside walls of the building.

I will emphasize that all these and other war crimes in Mariupol are committed by punishers locked up in the city. We have repeatedly warned that as the ring is tightened, the number of Nazis provocations will increase. They have nowhere to run from there.

It was these Nazis of the Azov battalion who consciously and with special cruelty destroyed the civilians in Donetsk and Lugansk republics for eight years.

During the last days, Ukrainian nationalists and those who arrived to Ukraine from the United States, Britain and Europe have been involved in attacks on Russian doctors and medical special vehicles.

Nazis deliberately attack from the outset medical transport with a symbolism applied, - a red cross.

Sniper fire is being carried out by a fire from long distances on doctors, evacuating wounded Russian soldiers in combat zones. Even on doctors helping local residents in settlements.

All this once again confirms the Nazi essence of the Kiev regime, publicly calling for the violation of international humanitarian right to kill any Russians without exception."