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Russia says Ukrainian military air base struck with long-range weapons

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Russia struck and disabled Ukraine’s Starokostiantyniv military air base with long-range high-precision weapons, Russia’s defense ministry said on Sunday.

“The Russia armed forces continue to strike the military infrastructure of Ukraine,” Russian defense ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said.

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“On the morning of March 6, strikes were carried out by high-precision long-range weapons. The Ukrainian air force base near Starokostiantyniv was disabled.”

He said a Ukrainian-controlled S-300 missile system had also been destroyed by Russian rocket forces. He said Russia had downed 10 Ukrainian planes and helicopters over the past 24 hours.

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