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Since beginning of March, Russia has launched 130 missiles, nearly 900 bombs at Ukraine - Zelenskyy

Since beginning of March, Russia has launched 130 missiles, nearly 900 bombs at Ukraine - Zelenskyy Photo: Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine (Vitalii Nosach, RBC-Ukraine)
Author: Liliana Oleniak

Since the beginning of March, Russian terrorists have launched 130 missiles of various types, as well as almost 900 guided aerial bombs (UAVs) against Ukraine, according to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Russia uses drones, missiles, and anti-aircraft missiles against Ukrainians every day and every night. Only since the beginning of the current month, the enemy has used:

  • 320 Shahed drones;
  • 130 missiles of various types;
  • almost 900 guided aerial bombs.

As Zelenskyy notes, Ukraine has proven that it can effectively shoot down enemy missiles and drones, as well as destroy Russian military aircraft. This allows thousands of lives to be saved and the Ukrainian economy to continue functioning.

"But we need more protection - a very realistic number of air defense systems that our partners have. The Patriots and other systems should do what they were created for, namely protect life, not gather dust in storage. And I thank everyone around the world, who understands this and helps us protect life. Russian terror must lose," the President notes.


Today, March 20, the 20th meeting in the Ramstein format is being held, which was chaired by the head of the Pentagon, Lloyd Austin. The venue was the German air base Ramstein AB, where the allies gathered for the first time in the spring of 2022. In particular, Ministers of Defense and senior military officials from about 50 countries were invited to the meeting.

More details about the 20th meeting in the Ramstein format and what to expect from it are in the RBC-Ukraine article.

As the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine said, the priority for our country at the moment is:

  • new air defense systems, as well as missiles for them;
  • long-range missiles;
  • artillery shells, especially 155-mm caliber;
  • modern electronic warfare systems;
  • armored vehicles.

Meanwhile, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius announced a package of military aid to Ukraine worth $542 million, which will include:

  • 100 units of armored vehicles for infantry;
  • 100 units of transport equipment.