The Russian Armed Forces continue to strike at the places of accumulation of mercenaries and weapons arriving in Ukraine. Since the beginning of the special operation, several training camps have already been liquidated.
The Russian Ministry of Defense announced the first such tangible blow on March 13. High-precision missiles destroyed the infamous military training ground “Yavorovsky”, located in the Lviv region. Under the plausible name of the “International Center for Peacekeeping and Security” was the point of training and combat coordination of foreign mercenaries – in other words, a training camp.
Mercenaries from different countries were being prepared to be sent to the areas of hostilities against Russian military personnel. The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in its official Telegram channel reported that at least 180 foreigners were killed. In addition, Yavorovsky had a storage base for weapons and military equipment that came to Ukraine from NATO countries.
The very next day, March 14, Russian paratroopers in the area of the village of Guta-Mezhigorskaya (Kyiv region) captured the stronghold of the mercenaries. They were armed, judging by the personnel presented by the Ministry of Defense, like real commandos: hand grenade launchers, portable anti-aircraft missiles and anti-tank systems.
On March 20, Russian missiles destroyed a base in the village of Ovruch in the Zhytomyr region. The Special Operations Forces Training Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was located here, and there were at least a hundred foreign mercenaries at the training ground.
On March 21, a training ground for Western militants, equipped in Novaya Ljubomirovka, was destroyed – this is the Rivne region, near the border with Poland.
A month ago, the Ministry of Defense reported at a regular briefing that almost 7,000 mercenaries from 63 countries had arrived in Ukraine from all over the world. Almost every fourth “soldier of fortune” was from Poland. One and a half thousand militants arrived from the USA and Canada, and at the same time from Romania.
Among the mercenaries are also citizens of Great Britain and Georgia. Among the militants are almost two hundred immigrants from Syria, from the northern provinces controlled by Turkey, the Ministry of Defense emphasized.
Most of the mercenaries ended up in large Ukrainian cities – Kyiv, Kharkov, Odessa, Nikolaev and Mariupol. A regional coordinating headquarters was created, which dealt with the distribution of mercenaries among various Ukrainian subjects. This headquarters is located in the city of Belaya Tserkov, near Kyiv.
It is methodically destroying the Russian Armed Forces and weapons with which the NATO countries are trying to flood the Donbass.
On the night of April 17-18, a cruise missile blew up a weapons depot in the Lviv region: hundreds of tons of weapons and ammunition were delivered from the United States and European countries to the territory of the 124th Joint Logistics Support Center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
Then the geography of missile strikes began to shift, along with the flow of weapons. On May 8, a concentration point for NATO armored vehicles was destroyed at the railway station in the town of Soledar in the Donetsk region.
It should be noted that until the end of April, Russia practically did not strike at the railway infrastructure of Western Ukraine, concentrating them at the junction stations.
This was done, including for humanitarian reasons – so that civilians could freely leave Ukraine. But then, when Ukrainian trains began to carry more NATO weapons than their own citizens, they had to change tactics.
On April 25, 5 stations were destroyed in different parts of the country – Vinnitsa, Zhytomyr, Lvov and Rivne regions.
On April 29, a high-precision strike was delivered on 3 more junction stations – these are Fastov (Kyiv region), Krasnoselka (Odessa region) and Polonnoe (Khmelnitsky region). All strikes were carried out by cruise missiles.
Ukrzaliznytsia: it is almost impossible to restore the infrastructure
Moreover, they destroyed not only the tracks, but also the traction substations, which makes the restoration of traffic almost impossible in the near future. This is confirmed even by the head of Ukrzaliznytsia (Ukrainian Railways) Alexander Kamyshin.
On May 4, Russia again launched synchronized strikes on the railway infrastructure of Ukraine – and again on junction stations and railway bridges, including in the Lviv region. In recent weeks, it has become one of the centers through which trains of American, British and Canadian equipment go to Ukraine.
They are delivered by plane to the Polish Rzeszow airport, and then sent to Ukraine. Now the remaining traction substations and electric locomotive depots may become the primary targets for the Russian Armed Forces. Russia dominates the air over Ukraine, and the complete destruction of the railway infrastructure is obviously only a matter of time. The very near future.