- Sputnik International, 1920, 25.02.2022
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022 Russia launched a special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate the Donbass region where the people's republics of Donetsk and Lugansk had been living under regular attacks from Kiev's forces.

Russia's Air Defenses Down 10 ATACMS Missiles Over Crimea - MoD

© Sputnik / Sergey Averin / Go to the mediabankStrela-10 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system in the special op zone
Strela-10 surface-to-air missile (SAM) system in the special op zone - Sputnik International, 1920, 15.05.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russian air defense systems shot down ten missiles of Army Tactical Missile Systems (ATACMS) over Crimea overnight, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Wednesday.
"During the past night, several attempts by the Kiev regime to carry out terrorist attacks with the use of American ATACMS operational-tactical missiles, French Hammer precision bombs, American HARM anti-radiation missiles, large-caliber rocket munitions and airplane-type unmanned aerial vehicles on the territory of the Russian Federation were foiled. Ten ATACMS operational-tactical missiles were destroyed over the territory of the Crimean peninsula by active air defense systems," the ministry said in a statement.
Earlier, a Pentagon spokesperson told Sputnik that US President Joe Biden quietly directed his national security team to provide the ATACMS to Ukraine as part of the security assistance package announced in March, and that these munitions arrived in April.
Army Tactical Missile System or ATACMS missile is fired during a joint military drill between U.S. and South Korea - Sputnik International, 1920, 25.04.2024
US-Supplied ATACMS Missiles Will Not Help Ukraine Prevail on Battlefield - Expert
Moscow has consistently warned against Western arms deliveries to Ukraine, stressing that they only prolong the conflict and cause more Ukrainian casualties.
Ukraine has been sending drones and missiles into Russia almost daily since it launched its counteroffensive in early June 2023. The United Nations said in August last year, following a botched drone strike on Moscow, that it did not want to see any targeting of civilian infrastructure.
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