Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that how far the Russian side intends to shift the threat from its borders as part of a special operation in Ukraine will depend on what weapons systems Kiev will receive from the West.
“It depends on the weapons that will be issued,” Shoigu answered the corresponding question from the correspondent of the Moscow.
Putin" on TV channel "Russia 1".
Earlier, President Vladimir Putin touched on this topic in his message to the Federal Assembly.
“One circumstance should be clear to everyone: the more long-range Western systems will come to Ukraine, the further we will be forced to move the threat away from our borders.
This is natural,” the head of state said, adding that it was impossible to defeat Russia on the battlefield.
The situation in the NWO zone
Meanwhile, commenting on the progress of the NMD, the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, said that over the past day, the Russian military had destroyed six sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kupyansky direction (in the areas of the settlements of Pershotravneve, Tabaevka, Sinkovka, Yagodnoe and Krakhmalnoe).
He clarified that in this sector, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine near n.
settlement Novoselovskoye (LPR), Masyutovka and Kislovka (Kharkiv region).
According to the Defense Ministry, the total losses of the enemy per day here amounted to 60 servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and two cars.
In turn, in the Krasnolimansky direction, due to the work of units of the Center group of troops, attack aircraft, artillery and heavy flamethrower systems, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hit in several areas of the Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics.
During the day, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost up to 130 people in this sector, three armored combat vehicles, two vehicles, an Akatsiya self-propelled artillery mount and a D-20 howitzer.
In the Donetsk direction, as a result of the active actions of the Southern Group of Forces, air strikes, artillery fire and heavy flamethrower systems, over 100 Ukrainian servicemen, three armored vehicles, four pickup trucks, Gvozdika self-propelled guns and a D-30 howitzer were destroyed per day.
Also in the area of
Razliv village (DPR) destroyed the ammunition depot of the 68th Jaeger Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, and near Chasov Yar, a US-made counter-battery radar AN / TPQ-37 was destroyed.
Russian Defense Ministry - on the course of the special operation in Ukraine
In the South-Donetsk and Zaporizhia directions, operational-tactical aviation and artillery of the Vostok group of troops hit the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of the settlement.
settlements of Nikolskoe and Ugledar (DPR).
The enemy lost more than 75 people here, one tank, an infantry fighting vehicle, an armored combat vehicle and two pickup trucks, and in the area of n.
The village of Chervonoe was destroyed by the ammunition depot of the 102nd Territorial Defense Brigade.
In addition, up to 70 Ukrainian servicemen, six vehicles and three D-30 howitzers were destroyed in the Kherson direction as a result of fire damage per day.
Russian aviation, missile troops and artillery hit 103 enemy artillery units in firing positions, manpower and equipment in 167 areas in a day.
In the area of Avdeevka (DPR), the communications center of the 110th motorized infantry brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was destroyed, and near the
Staroraiskoye settlement (DPR) - repair and restoration base for weapons and military equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
A Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force was shot down by means of air defense on the territory of the Kharkiv region.
Along with this, seven Ukrainian drones were destroyed during the day.