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The Kremlin claims Ukraine hit deep-in Russia targets.

By b0oua Mar 13, 2024

According to sources, Ukrainian long-range drones crashed into two oil facilities deep within Russia on Tuesday. At the same time, an armed assault that was claimed by Russian opponents of the Kremlin based in Ukraine spooked a border region just a few days before Russia’s presidential election.

As Ukraine’s involvement in the conflict enters its third year, the strike by waves of drones across eight regions of Russia demonstrated the growing technological capacity of the Ukrainian government. After eradicating all opposition, President Vladimir Putin’s argument that life in Russia has not been damaged by the conflict was also weakened by the cross-border ground attack. Despite this, Putin is still almost guaranteed to win another six-year term in office.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Moscow’s military and security forces were successful in stopping the incursion, which resulted in the deaths of 234 fighters. The ministry issued a statement in which it blamed the attack on the “Kyiv regime” and “Ukraine’s terrorist formations.” It also insisted that the Russian military and border forces were able to stop the attackers and prevent a cross-border raid from occurring. It was also stated that the attackers had suffered the loss of five armored vehicles and seven tanks.

The reports of fighting along the border earlier on Tuesday were unclear, and it was impossible to determine with any degree of confidence what was taking place in the regions of Kursk and Belgorod in Russia and what was happening there. Since the beginning of the war, there have been intermittent attacks that have occurred over the border in the region. These attacks have been the subject of allegations and counterclaims, as well as propaganda and acts of disinformation.

Ukrainian officials have asserted that Russian volunteers fighting for Ukraine had crossed the border. These soldiers are said to have crossed the border. Statements and videos were shared on social media by the Freedom of Russia Legion, the Russian Volunteer Corps, and the Siberian Battalion, all of which claimed to show the individuals in question on Russian soil respectively. In their statement, they expressed their desire for “a Russia liberated from Putin’s dictatorship.”

In the absence of independent verification, the videos’ legitimacy could not be established.

As stated by Roman Starovoit, the governor of the Kursk region in Russia, fighters arriving from Ukraine made an attempt to reach the town of Tetkino, which is located in close proximity to the border. That Tetkino was being shelled was what he stated.

There was an attempt made by a crew that was responsible for sabotage and reconnaissance to break through. According to what he claimed in a video message that was sent out on Telegram, there was a shooting battle, but there was no breakthrough.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the Tetkino strikes were successfully repelled; however, they did not release any other information.

It further stated that Ukrainian fighters attempted to enter into the Belgorod region at least four times, but that all of their attacks were thwarted by jets, artillery, and missiles.

Ukrainska Pravda was informed by Andrii Yusov, a spokesperson of Ukraine’s intelligence agency, that the military units are comprised of individuals who are citizens of Russia.

“On the territory of the Russian Federation, they operate in a manner that is entirely autonomous and independent,” he stated.

Before more than seventy of the attackers were killed or pushed back by what the authorities referred to as a counterterrorism operation, Russia claimed in May that dozens of Ukrainian militants had entered into one of its border towns in the Belgorod region, hitting targets and forcing an evacuation. This occurred before the police carried out what they called a counterterrorism operation. Officials from Ukraine have denied having any connection to the organization.

According to the governor of the Nizhny Novgorod area, Gleb Nikitin, a drone operated by the Ukrainian government came into contact with an oil refinery in the region and caused it to catch fire. The geographic location of that region is around 775 kilometers (480 miles) away from the border with Ukraine.

A drone was brought down in the Moscow region, according to the mayor of Moscow, Sergei Sobyanin, who stated that this was another deep strike. The drone was located close to Zhukovsky Airport, which is one of Moscow’s four international airports, despite the fact that it was brought down a significant distance south of the city center.

The oil depot in Oryol, which is located 116 kilometers (95 miles) away from Ukraine, was struck by another drone.

According to statements made by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in the previous year, his nation had invented a weapon that was capable of hitting a target 700 kilometers (400 miles) distant. These statements appear to be a reference to drones.

According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, Ukrainian drones were also shot down on Tuesday over the districts of Belgorod, Bryansk, Kursk, Leningrad, and Tula in Russia.

An rising number of audacious assaults have been carried out by Kiev behind the 1,500-kilometer (930-mile) front line that runs through the eastern and southern regions of Ukraine. Additionally, it has been boosting the use of maritime drones in the Black maritime, where it asserts that it has engaged in the sinking of Russian warships.

In the meantime, Kyiv’s soldiers are suffering against a larger and better-equipped Russian army that is pressing hard at specific front-line areas within Ukraine. While they are looking for more military supplies from Ukraine’s Western friends, they are also straining against a Russian army that is much larger.

The situation on the battlefield is now substantially better than it was three months ago, according to Zelenskyy, who stated that recent Russian advances had been halted.

“We had some difficulties due to the lack of artillery shells, long-range weapons, sky blocking, and the high density of Russian drones,” Zelenskyy said in an interview with France’s BFM TV and Le Monde that was released late Monday on the website of the Ukrainian presidential administration.

An Il-76 heavy-lift transport plane belonging to the Russian air force and carrying fifteen personnel was involved in an accident on Tuesday as well. The incident occurred as the plane was taking off from an air base in the Ivanovo region of western Russia, according to the Defense Ministry. It was not made clear in its statement whether or not there were alive survivors. It was determined by the ministry that the disaster was most likely caused by an engine fire that occurred during takeoff.

According to Ukrainian officials, a Russian missile strike on the city of Kryvyi Rih, which is Zelenskyy’s hometown, resulted in the deaths of three persons and injuries to 44 others on Tuesday evening. The strike occurred in Ukraine. There were two residential buildings that were damaged, according to Serhii Lysak, the governor of the Dnipropetrovsk area, which is where the city will be located.

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