Russia Strikes Ukrainian Air Base, Destroys Planes, Ammunition Dump: Reports

  • Russian forces destroyed an ammunition depot at Myrhorod airbase in central Ukraine.
  • Ukrainian authorities said two people were injured.
  • Reports indicate that a Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet and an Mi-8 helicopter were destroyed.

Russian forces destroyed an ammunition depot and two planes at Myrhorod airbase in east-central Ukraine, Reuters reported, citing Russian sources.

Writing on his Telegram channel, the Ukrainian head of the Poltava regional military administration, Dmytro Lunin, confirmed that there had been a Russian attack resulting in “extensive damage”, and that two people had been injured but did not survive. gave no other details,

Reuters reports that a Ukrainian Air Force MiG-29 fighter jet and an Mi-8 helicopter were destroyed in the attack, according to ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov, according to the press service. Russian independent Interfax.

The site also reports that Konashenkov said another ammunition depot had been destroyed near Novomoskovsk, 200 km east of Myrhorod.

Ukraine is preparing for a new Russian offensive in the Donbass on its eastern border, following the failure of Putin’s troops to conquer kyiv.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba told NATO members on Thursday that “the battle for Donbass will remind you of World War II,” Kuleba said.

He used this warning to ask Western allies to provide more heavy weapons, including air defense systems, artillery, armored vehicles and jet aircraft.

Due to increased shelling, Ukrainian officials have urged civilians to evacuate their homes in the east of the country.

A Russian rocket attack on Friday hit a train station in eastern Ukraine crowded with people who had fled their homes. More than 50 people were killed.

The attack hit Kramatorsk, a town in Donetsk, an oblast that is also home to pro-Russian separatist forces. Donetsk is part of the Donbass region.

This story is developing.

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