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Russia Destroys Motor Sich Engine Plant In Zaporizhzhia

Russian troops fire missiles into the air and reportedly destroy the Motor Sich engine plant in south-eastern Ukraine.

Video footage showed Russian troops firing high-precision missiles into the air and reportedly destroying the Motor Sich engine plant in south-eastern Ukraine.

The Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) said in a statement on May 25: “Demining and demilitarization operations at the seaport of Mariupol, liberated from Ukrainian militants, in the Donetsk People’s Republic has been completed and is now operating on a normal basis.

“High-precision long-range air- and sea-based missiles in Zaporozhye (Zaporizhzhia) have destroyed the production facilities of the Motor Sich plant, which produced engines for combat aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force, including UAVs [unmanned aerial vehicles].

“In addition, reserve units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed to reinforce the formations of Ukrainian troops in Donbas have been eliminated near the Pokrovskoe railway station in the Dnepropetrovsk region.

Russian long-range air and sea based missiles destroyed Motor plant, which produced aircraft engines for Ukrainian Air Force in May 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger).

“High-precision air-based missiles have hit 3 command posts, including 1 command post of the 14th Mechanised Brigade and 1 communications hub in Vrubovka and Bakhmut, 1 AFU radio technical center near Dneprovskoe, Mykolaiv region, 1 logistics center of the 72nd Motorized Infantry Brigade near Soledar, 2 fuel bases in Kovyagin and Bezlyudovka, Kharkiv region, 2 air defense radar posts and military equipment at a storage base near Bakhmut, and 16 areas of concentrated AFU manpower and military equipment during the day.”

The Russian military said: “Operational-tactical and army aviation have hit 2 missile-artillery weapons and ammunition depots near Dolina in Kharkiv region and Posad-Pokrovskoe in Mykolaiv region, the territorial defense headquarters in Soledar, and 46 areas of concentrated manpower and military equipment.

“The attacks resulted in the elimination of over 300 nationalists and up to 46 armored and motor vehicles.

Russian long-range air and sea based missiles destroyed Motor plant, which produced aircraft engines for Ukrainian Air Force in May 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger).

“Russian air defense fighters have shot down 1 Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian Air Force over Barmashovo, Mykolaiv region.

“Also, 11 Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were shot down in the air near Snake Island, Glubokoe, Pershotravnevoe, Bolshie Prokhody, Kharkiv region, and Verhnetoretskoe, Stavki, Terny, including 1 Bayraktar TB-2 near Shandrigolovo, Donetsk People’s Republic.

Russian long-range air and sea based missiles destroyed Motor plant, which produced aircraft engines for Ukrainian Air Force in May 2022. (Ministry of Defense of Russia/Zenger).

“Missile troops and artillery have hit 51 command posts, 385 areas of concentrated AFU manpower and military equipment, as well as 53 artillery and mortar batteries in firing position.”

The Russian MoD claimed: “In total, 178 Ukrainian airplanes, 126 helicopters, 1,006 unmanned aerial vehicles, 322 anti-aircraft missile systems, 3,258 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 430 multiple launch rocket systems, 1,671 field artillery and mortars, as well as 3,155 units of special military vehicles have been destroyed during the operation.”

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