31 group strikes launched on Ukraine’s military-industrial complex, announced the Russian Defense Ministry

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced the execution of 31 group strikes on facilities within the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, noting a significant acceleration in the ongoing conflict between the two countries.

The Russian Defense Ministry has announced the execution of 31 group strikes on facilities within the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, noting a significant acceleration in the ongoing conflict between the two countries. The strikes, conducted with accurate-guided weapons and drones, targeted production facilities responsible for manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned surface vessels, and also various munitions.

As per the Russian Defense Ministry, the strikes were carried out between February 4th and 10th, 2024, taking advantage of a combination of long-range air and sea-based weaponry, and also various unmanned aerial vehicles. All designated targets, including production facilities involved in the repair and assembly of aircraft, surveillance, and strike UAVs, were successfully hit.

The scope of the strikes enclosed not only facilities directly involved in the production of UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) and unmanned surface vessels but also extended to encompass coastal defence systems, operational-tactical missile installations, and the manufacturing sites for rockets employed in multiple-launch rocket systems.

In addition to targeting infrastructure related to the military-industrial complex of Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry made clear that deployment sites housing Ukrainian military units, nationalist groups, and foreign mercenaries were also subjected to strikes. The ministry claimed that the objectives of the strikes had been achieved, signalling a significant blow to the military capabilities of Ukraine and the broader infrastructure supporting its armed forces.

The precise nature of the strikes, coupled with their strategic targeting of primary military assets, emphasizes the intent of Russia to disrupt and degrade Ukraine’s capacity to defend itself effectively. By targeting facilities involved in the production and maintenance of UAVs, unmanned surface vessels, and munitions, Russian forces have targeted to weaken Ukraine’s technological advantage and diminish its ability to counter Russian military operations.

The acceleration of hostilities through targeted strikes on Ukraine’s military-industrial complex further aggravates tensions in the region and raises concerns about the possibility of further violence and instability. The strikes come amidst increased geopolitical tensions and current diplomatic efforts to seek a peaceful resolution to the conflict.