The Russian military claimed that it launched strikes on 32 military targets in Ukraine during the night.
This was disclosed by the spokesman for the Russian DefenCe Ministry, Igor Konashenkov, He said a Buk-M1 anti-aircraft missile system, as well as an ammunition depot and an aircraft hangar with Ukrainian air force technology, were destroyed, among other targets.
The authorities also reported fierce night-time fighting in the Ukrainian port of Mariupol.
Konashenkov said: “The remnants of the Ukrainian armed forces trapped on the territory of the Ilyich plant made an unsuccessful attempt to break out of the city.”
According to him, around 100 Ukrainian soldiers attempted to break out; half of them were killed. This information was initially not independently verifiable.
The Russian military had previously reported on the extensive capture of Mariupol. The remaining Ukrainian forces were entrenched in another steel plant in the city called Azovstal.