According to the Ukrainian government, the area where the Chernobyl nuclear reactor was destroyed was captured by the Russian army. The Russians had previously captured a military airfield near Kiev. President Volodymyr Zelensky said it was Hostomil Airport, a few kilometers northwest of the Ukrainian capital. He instructed the Ukrainian army to retake the airport. The Russians stated that they had achieved all their goals.
The Russian Defense Ministry said the Russian army had destroyed 83 ground targets in Ukraine. Accordingly, all military objectives were achieved on Thursday. According to information from Moscow, the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. “The special military operation continues,” Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov was quoted as saying by Russia’s Interfax news agency on Thursday.
According to him, separatist fighters from the Donetsk and Luhansk regions advanced from six to eight kilometers into Ukrainian territory. Help the Russian army.
The spokesman also confirmed the capture of the important North Crimea canal. As a result, the waterway was “opened” and the water supply of Crimea in the Black Sea was restored. Russian paratroopers have also been deployed. After the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula by Russia in 2014, Ukraine closed the canal, which is important for the water supply.
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