By Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia--Considering the obviously unfriendly character of unilateral restrictions imposed by Tokyo, the Russian Federation decided not to continue peace treaty talks with Japan, suspended visa-free travel for Japanese citizens, withdrew from the dialogue with Japan on developing joint economic activities on the southern Kuril Islands.

All responsibility for harming bilateral cooperation and the interests of Japan itself rests with Tokyo, which has deliberately chosen an anti-Russia course instead of developing mutually beneficial cooperation and neighborly relations.

Briefings by Russian Defence Ministry on Ukraine

Ukrainian nationalists continue to use residential areas of settlements and social facilities as a "human shield11 to deploy their artillery systems and conduct massive fire on Russian servicemen.

The coordinates of the position of Ukrainian multiple rocket launchers were confirmed by Russian reconnaissance through several channels, as well as the location of a warehouse with rocket ammunition was discovered in a closed shopping centre on the outskirts of Kiev.

Live monitoring and recording system clearly shows a multiple launch rocket system entering it for reloading. On the night of March 2 1a battery of Ukrainian MLRS and a storage base were destroyed with high-precision long-range weapons.

The special military operation was organized by a professional army, which actually uses cruise missiles and hypersonic weapons. They carry out precision strikes against military infrastructure and never against civilian objects.

The nationalists themselves and the Ukrainian Armed Forces are hitting civilian targets.

The Russian Defence Ministry has analyzed the results of the destruction by aviation missile complexes "Kinzhal" with hypersonic aeroballistics missiles of the underground protected storages of Ukrainian aviation weapons and combat units for Tochka-U missile systems located in the Delyatin, Ivano-Frankovsk region, as well as large fuel depots in Konstantinovka, Nikolaev region.

Missiles of "Kinzhal" complex were launched from a range of more than 1,000 kilometers. The flight time of the hypersonic missile was less than 10 minutes.

Due to hypersonic speed, ultra-high kinetic energy, as well as due to its invisibility and invulnerability to any means of enemy air and missile defence the warhead was able to destroy a protected underground arsenal located in a mountainous area, built in Soviet times.

All the alleged "real data" about losses of military equipment and personnel of the Russian Armed Forces, including senior and superior officers is propagandistic lies.

In turn, it is necessary to draw attention to the actions of the Ukrainian Security Service, neo-Nazi formations and other so-called "special Ukrainian structures" that terrorize their own citizens trying to leave the territory of Ukraine.

It is these representatives of the Kiev regime who create a stir on the border.

They let children and women through. Although not all of them. As for the male population of Ukraine, they are forcibly conscripted into the army as so-called "reservists". In fact, they are used as "cannon fodder".

Units of the Russian Armed Forces, developing the offensive, advanced another 6 kilometers and captured Urozhajnoe. They are fighting with units of the 128th Separate Mountain Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The troops of the Donetsk People's Republic have penetrated 4 kilometers deep into the defence of the 25th Airborne Brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces and are fighting to capture Kamenka, Novoselovka II, and Verhnetoreckoe.

They advanced 5 kilometers into Kurakhovo direction. Units of the Donetsk Republic captured Slavnoe, Trudovskoi, Shahta Chelyuskintsev and Mar'inka. During the day, 3 tanks, 4 infantry fighting vehicles, 4 field artillery guns and 6 all- terrain vehicles were destroyed in this area.

Militia units of the Lugansk People's Republic have established control over Kalinovo Popasnoe, Novoaleksandrovka, Stepnoe, Boguslavskoe and continue to destroy units of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. More than 40 personnel and 5 all- terrain vehicles of the enemy were destroyed.

Air-force and Army aviation hit 137 military assets of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Among them 6 command posts and communication hubs, 2 multiple launch rocket systems, 1 anti-aircraft missile system, 8 missile and artillery weapons depots, as well as 101 areas of military equipment stockpile.

The Russian air defence shot down 14 more Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles, including 1 Bayraktar TB-2.

The group of Ka-52 and Mi-28N helicopters destroyed 9 Ukrainian tanks, 7 infantry fighting vehicles and armored personnel carriers during night strikes.

In total, 230 unmanned aerial vehicles, 181 anti-aircraft missile systems, 1,528 tanks and other armored combat vehicles, 154 multiple launch rocket systems, 602 field artillery and mortars, as well as 1,312 units of special military vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed during the operation.

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation began to investigate crimes against civilians in Ukraine and facts of violent acts in the Nikolaev region.

According to the data they have, the militants of the territorial defense of Ukraine bypass houses in all large settlements of the region and force men to enroll in their ranks. And those refusing were shot on the spot.

Information is spreading on the Internet that the Russian military continues to bombing civilian objects, and a shopping mall was damaged during the shelling of the Podolsky district of Kyiv.

In fact, according to a video recording the Retroville shopping mall was closed.

On its territory a firing point of the Ukrainian armed forces was located. Videos posted on Ukrainian social networks as well as the photos, inadvertently published by the Ukrainian police, show evidence of using a shopping mall as a parking lot for military equipment.

And in one of the buildings, an ammunition depot of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was organized. One of the photos shows the shell of a 2S7 "Pion" artillery system, caliber 203 mm used by the UAF.