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Ukraine claims to destroy of six Russian warplanes

March 23, 2022      

The twenty-eighth day of Ukrainian people’s heroic resistance to the Russian military invasion has began.
The defence forces continue to conduct a defence operation in the Eastern, Southern, and North-Eastern directions.
In the Eastern direction the operational groups of troops are operating in the Donetsk, Slobozhansk, and Eastern part of the Tavriia operational districts. They are not giving the enemy an opportunity to renew their offence in the directions of Sloviansk and, part of the forces, on the Lozova locality. They are restraining the advances of the enemy in the direction of Zaporizhzhia.
The combined forces are holding back the invader in the direction of Popasna and Kurakhove. They are also carrying out the circular defence of Mariupol.
In the North-Eastern direction, the defence operation continues in a designated operational zone. The main efforts are focused on covering the state border, holding back the enemy's offence in the Malyn area.
In the Siverskyy region, a group of troops holds the defence of Chernihiv and holds back the advancement of the enemy in the direction of Kyiv.
In the South-East direction a defence operation is being carried out, as well as the support of troops' ground operations and individual units, and the defence of bases and seaports in the Black Sea operational zone. The defence of Mykolayiv and the region
Our defenders are holding back the enemy in the direction of Kryvyy Rih and Novovorontsovska, conducting a stabilising operation, and carrying out territorial defence tasks.
There is a note of the enemy's aviation carrying out active tasks, as well as missile strikes, over the past 24 hours.
The Air Force and Armed Forces of Ukraine are repulsing concentrated missile and air strikes of the enemy, covering important objects in Ukraine from the air, and grouping troops.
Over the past 24 hours over 17 of the enemy's air targets have been hit (6 aircrafts, 5 UAVs, 1 helicopter and 5 cruise missiles). Additionally, the aviation of the Air Forces have made devastating blows to the accumulation of equipment and manpower of the enemy, and have damaged the enemy's cruise missiles.

On the territory of the Russian Federation, covert mobilisation continues, with the aim of replenishing the personnel losses in the occupying group of troops operating on the territory of Ukraine. Military commissariats are making efforts to attract former
servicemen to serve and sign the relevant contracts of former servicemen, and preference is given to those with combat experience.
On the territory of Belarus the representatives of the opposition forces and concerned citizens who condemn the assistance of the current illegitimate government of the Russian Federation in the war with Ukraine, have partially disrupted the railway
connection between Republic of Belarus and Ukraine.

Information to be confirmed.
At the same time, based on the available information, Russian and Belarussian military equipment is being actively moved across the territory of the Republic of Belarus, and further accumulated along the Ukrainian border.
In certain areas, the enemy has been demoralised. Thus, during the storming of the city of Mariupol, in one of the special forces units that were involved in active hostilities, less than 10% of the personnel are prepared to continue to take part in the war, and the remaining personnel are either killed, wounded, ill, or demoralised.
Keep calm! Together we will win! Glory to Ukraine!

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