According to the Russian Ministry of Defense, strikes on military facilities in Ukraine were carried out using long-range precision weapons on the evening of March 19 and the morning of March 20. Caliber cruise missiles were launched from the Black Sea and struck Ukrainian armored vehicle maintenance centers.
In addition, Caliber cruise missiles were launched from the waters of the Caspian Sea, Kinzhal missile systems with hypersonic aeroballistic missiles were launched from the airspace over the territory of Crimea, as a result, the fuel and lubricants storage base of the Ukrainian armed forces in the Mykolaiv region was destroyed.
“From this base, the main supplies of fuel for Ukrainian armored vehicles were carried out in the areas of hostilities in southern Ukraine,” the Ministry of Defense claims.
The Ministry of Defense also said that “more than 100 servicemen of the special operations forces and foreign mercenaries” were destroyed by air-launched missiles at the training center of the Ukrainian special operations forces in the Zhytomyr region.
Joining NATO is one of the alternatives to Finland’s current status, but it is necessary to “be aware of the risks,” President Sauli Niinistö told the Financial Times in an interview. “Now the main risk is the escalation of the situation in Europe,” he explained.