On May 29 at night, Russian forces launched a high-precision group attack targeting Ukrainian airfields, Lieutenant-General Igor Konashenkov, an official representative for the Russian Defence Ministry said.
The strike was conducted with the use of long-range air-launched weapon, the ministry said. Command posts and radar observation posts were hit in the attack, the official added.
Aviation equipment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, arms and ammo depots were also destroyed in the strike.
Russian air defence systems intercepted three Storm Shadow long-range cruise missiles in one day, the Russian Defence Ministry told reporters on May 29.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine may face new problems over the upgraded Russian unmanned aerial vehicle Lancet. Kyiv will now need to use airfields far from the line of combat contact and look for new ways to protect its aircraft