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Russia targets Ukrainian aircraft engine factory — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

The assembly line in the city of Zaporozhye was destroyed in a high-precision airstrike

The Russian military targeted the Motor Sich factory in the city of Zaporozhye, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

“A high-precision strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces in the city of Zaporozhye destroyed an assembly line of engines for Ukrainian Air Force aircraft”, says the Russian army.

Although the statement did not specify when exactly the strike took place, the attack on the facility apparently occurred early Saturday. According to Vladimir Rogov, a senior Zaporozhye region official, the strikes targeted an ammunition depot in the city, as well as a manufacturing line that produces aircraft engines, including those used in attack drones Bayraktar Turks.

The official also shared unverified footage on his Telegram channel taken amid the strikes, with the videos claiming to show multiple explosions and a massive fire at the site.

The Zaporozhye region, along with three other former Ukrainian territories, officially became part of Russia in early October following referendums that saw the majority of residents vote in favor of joining. kyiv and its Western supporters have rejected referendums, dismissing them as “fake” elections. However, the city of Zaporozhye itself remains under Ukrainian control.

The Motor Sich factory was recently taken over by kyiv under the war authority. The move sparked an international outcry, with Beijing Skyrizon Aviation Industry Investment, a Chinese company embroiled in a legal battle over the factory’s majority stake, accusing Ukraine of “shameless” gestures and “looting” assets owned by foreign investors.

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