Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov announced on Saturday that the GMT would begin its special military operation in Ukraine at 3:00 p.m.
“Russia has decided to resume its offensive from 3:00 pm GMT because Kiev has not shown much interest in influencing nationalists and prolonging the ceasefire regime,” the spokesman told reporters.
The two sides reached a ceasefire agreement to open a humanitarian route to the strategic port city of Mariupol in the southeastern Ukraine and the eastern city of Volnova.
During the ceasefire, Russia accused Russian nationalists of taking advantage of the ceasefire to reorganize and prevent the expulsion of civilians.
A spokesman said Ukrainian nationalist battalions were using a ceasefire ordered by Russia to “reorganize their forces and strengthen their positions.”
Konashénkov claimed that this Saturday, March 5, near Zhitomir, four Su-27s of the Ukrainian army were shot down.
Since the start of the special military operation, 2,119 targets of Ukraine’s military infrastructure have been disabled, including 74 command posts, 108 S-300, Buk M-1 and Osa anti-aircraft systems, as well as 68 radar stations.
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