March 23, 2023

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Russia-Ukraine war, minute by minute | Moscow warns that Ukrainians are preparing to attack Zaporizhia

Russian anti-aircraft defense shot down three missiles in Belgorod

Governor Vyacheslav Klatkov said today that Russian anti-aircraft defense forces shot down three missiles in the Belgorod region of Ukraine’s border.

“Our air defense system worked on Novi Oskol. Three missiles (were shot down),” the politician said on his Telegram channel.

He said a man sustained shrapnel injuries on his hand and shrapnel from the missiles damaged several facades and power lines in various villages.

The Russian region borders the Ukrainian province of Kharkov and has been the target of frequent attacks since the start of the Russian military campaign in Ukraine.

Moscow condemns Ukrainian shelling in Kursk region

Russia has condemned shelling by Ukrainian armed forces against a city in the Kursk region, in which energy supply facilities were damaged. The Russian region borders the Ukrainian province of Sumy and has been the target of frequent attacks since the start of Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine.

“The Armed Forces of Ukraine are currently shelling the border area in the Komudovsky District. Power supply facilities have been damaged,” Governor Roman Starovoit wrote on his Telegram channel. As a result of the attack, the village of Iskra lost power.

Earlier on Monday, Russian anti-aircraft defenses shot down three missiles in Novy Oskol, in the Belgorod region, bordering the Ukrainian province of Kharkov, injuring one person.

Russia says Ukraine is preparing to attack Zaporizhia

The Ukrainian armed forces have reinforced their group in the direction of Zaporizhia in the southeast of the country with several thousand soldiers, so that there are currently 30,000 to 32,000 soldiers on that front, Vladimir Rokov, “together with Russia” in this province.

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The politician noted that Ukraine is massing fighters in the direction of Zaporizhia to go into active operations in this region partially controlled by Russia.

According to Rogo, in the last three days alone, 3,500 soldiers were transferred to the city of Zaporizhia and 12,000 soldiers to the border of Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhia regions. According to this source, in mid-February there were about 25,000 Ukrainian soldiers on the Zaporizhia line of communication.

Russian Defense Minister visits Mariupol

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu inspects reconstruction work in Mariupol, the site of heavy fighting last year.

“In the city of Mariupol, Donetsk People’s Republic, the Chief of Defense reviewed the progress of work on buildings already delivered and buildings and facilities under construction,” Defense said.

Russia took control of Mariupol on May 20 last year after nearly three months of fighting, when Ukrainian defenders at the Azovstal metal plant surrendered.

“The Minister of Defense highly appreciated the work of the military construction company and thanked the military construction companies participating in the reconstruction of the social infrastructure of Donbass,” the military statement added.