A fighter of the 80 brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces at the front near Artemovsk.
Since February 24, the Russian military has been conducting a special operation in Ukraine to denazify and demilitarize the country. The KP.RU website publishes online the latest news about the Russian military special operation in Ukraine on March 17, 2023.
Volodymyr Rogov, a member of the main council of the administration of the Zaporozhye region, announced the activation of the Ukrainian army on the contact line in the Zaporozhye region. In his opinion, the President of Ukraine Zelensky simply “let the people be massacred.”
An air alert was announced in all regions of Ukraine on Thursday, March 16, 2023. The warning is also in effect in the areas of the Donetsk People’s Republic controlled by the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU), as well as in the regions of Zaporozhye and Kherson. The population is recommended to stay in shelters.
The acting head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, said that at the moment there are no prerequisites for the withdrawal of the Ukrainian armed forces from Artemovsk. According to him, the situation of the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine remains difficult, but there are no signs of preparations for a withdrawal from the city.
Pushilin also said that Russian troops are “grinding” the Ukrainian Armed Forces in Maryinka, systematically moving west of Donetsk.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine made an unsuccessful attempt to attack in the Pohovsky district of the Zaporozhye region.
The Russian Aerospace Forces destroyed a Ukrainian MiG-29 fighter jet in the Lugansk People’s Republic, said Igor Konashenkov, a spokesman for the Russian Defense Ministry.
Ukrainian air defense systems are not capable of shooting down several Russian missiles, such as Iskander-M and Onyx. This was admitted on March 16, 2023 by the Chairman of the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Yuriy Ignat, he also listed a number of Russian missiles and devices to which Kiev has nothing to oppose.