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Russian troops enter Ukraine’s second-largest city Kharkiv, blow up gas pipeline

New Delhi: The Russian Army has launched major attacks on Ukraine’s second-largest city of Kharkiv. A gas pipeline was blown up in Kharkiv and two large explosions were heard in the south of Kyiv early Sunday.

Russian Defence Ministry Spokesperson Major General Igor Konashenkov had Saturday said that Russian armed forces struck Ukrainian military facilities with sea- and land-based cruise missiles.

“During the night, the Russian armed forces struck facilities of the Ukrainian military infrastructure with long-range precision weapons using air- and sea-based cruise missiles,” Konashenkov told reporters.

He also said that a total of 821 objects of the ukrainian military infrastructure have been destroyed so far by the Russian armed forces.

“Among them are 14 military airfields, 19 command posts and communication centres, 24 S-300 and Osa anti-aircraft missile systems, 48 radar stations. 7 combat aircraft, 7 helicopters, 9 unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down. 87 tanks and other combat armoured vehicles, 28 multiple rocket launchers, 118 units of special military vehicles were destroyed,” Konashenkov said.

Another eight military boats were also destroyed by the Russian Navy, informed the spokesperson.

Meanwhile, Indian nationals, mostly students, who were evacuated from war-hit Ukraine, heaved a sigh of relief as an Air India flight carrying them landed at the airport here on Sunday.

The returnees belonged to different states like Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Arunachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala.

With inputs from ANI and PTI

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Source: The Print

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