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Russia warns it will strike Ukraine defense industry sites — state media

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, speaks at a briefing in Moscow on April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov, speaks at a briefing in Moscow on April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Russia’s Defense Ministry warns it will be conducting “long-range high-precision” strikes on Ukrainian defense production enterprises in the country.

Moscow’s army spokesman Igor Konashenkov says the strikes are to be part of “demilitarizing Ukraine,” according to state news agency RIA-Novosti.

Konashenkov calls on Ukrainians to avoid such sites ahead of the planned strikes.

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