Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu instructed the armed forces to increase operations in all directions.

The Moscow correspondent of APA reports that this was reported by the Russian Ministry of Defense.

It was noted that Shoigu inspected the "South" and "Center" groups of Russia, which are carrying out the tasks of a special military operation in Ukraine, and listened to the reports of army general Sergey Surovik, colonel-general Alexander Lapin and other military chiefs about the current situation and the actions of the enemy.

"The Minister of Defense of Russia has given the necessary instructions to further increase the activity of groups in all operational areas in order to rule out the possibility of the Kyiv regime launching mass rocket and artillery strikes on the residents of the settlements of Donbass and other regions and on the civil infrastructure", - the Russian Ministry of Defense said in the information.