During the practice, Russia launched a ballistic cruise missile amid tensions with Ukraine. This information was provided by AFP, citing the Kremlin. The exercise has begun, according to Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov, according to Russian news agencies RIA Novosti and Interfax. Putin and Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko are watching the practice from the Kremlin’s control room. These hypersonic ballistic cruise missiles have nuclear capabilities. According to the Kremlin’s announcement, all of the missiles struck their objectives. This exercise also involved Tu-95 bombers and submarines.
“The purpose of this drill is to perfect our performance against the enemy,” stated Chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov. According to Gerasimov, these strategic manoeuvres are divided into two parts.
Separatist authorities in eastern Ukraine, on the other hand, ordered a complete military mobilization on Saturday, amid rising bloodshed in the region and Western worries that Russia will assault under cover of darkness. On Saturday, Denis Pushilin, the president of the pro-Russian separatist administration in the Donetsk area, released a statement proclaiming a complete military mobilization and urged reserve force members to come to the military enrolment office.
In Luhansk, another rebel commander, Leonid Peschnik, has made a similar declaration. The Ukrainian military, according to Pushulin, poses a “imminent threat of aggression.” Ukrainian officials, on the other hand, have refuted these charges.
Separatists and Ukrainian military have been battling for over eight years, but violence along the border has recently risen, including the bombing of a vehicle in Donetsk and the bombing of a convoy bringing humanitarian aid supplies. also include
Russia is thought to have positioned more than 150,000 troops around Ukraine’s border. Ukraine’s military claimed a soldier was killed in shelling on Saturday in government-held portions of the Donetsk region, and separatist troops were retaliating by firing artillery into residential areas.
Separatist officials in Donetsk and Luhansk declared on Friday that women, children, and the elderly will be deported to neighbouring Russia. Several explosions erupted in rebel-held regions as a result of these attempts.