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Russia announced on Friday that it had destroyed Ukraine's largest remaining military fuel storage facility, using Kalibr cruise missiles to do it.

The Russian defence ministry announced in a statement that "on the evening of March 24, Kalibr high-precision sea-based cruise missiles hit a fuel base in the village of Kalynivka near Kyiv."

According to the ministry, it was Ukraine's largest remaining military fuel storage depot, providing troops in the pro-Western country's centre region.

The announcement came on the 29th day of what Moscow has described as a "special military operation" in Ukraine, which has resulted in thousands of deaths and over 10 million people being displaced.

Russian troops have destroyed more than 260 drones, 1,580 tanks and other armoured vehicles, and 204 anti-aircraft weapons systems since the start of Moscow's military intervention in Ukraine, according to the ministry.

Despite the fact that Ukrainian forces halted the initial Russian invasion and even launched some effective counterattacks, there are early signals that both sides are preparing for a lengthy and deadly conflict that neither side can easily win.