Military personnel of the Russian group of forces disrupted the advance of the infantry of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and two attempts to rotate enemy units in the southern Donetsk direction. This was announced by the head of the Vostok press center Oleg Chekhov.
“In the southern Donetsk direction, units of the Vostok group of forces, with artillery support, thwarted an attempt to advance a group of enemy infantry in the area north of Nikolskoye. Group destroyed“, announced a representative of the group of troops.
He added that attempts at rotation were stopped near the village of Urozhainoye and north of the village of Pavlovka. At the same time, automobile equipment and manpower were destroyed.
In addition, with the help of attack drones, a grenade launcher crew, a car, six long-term firing points and up to 25 militants were destroyed. And Vostok aviation and artillery hit concentrations of manpower and equipment of the 79th Airborne Assault, 58th Motorized Infantry and 127th Terrestrial Defense Brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of Novomikhailovka, Konstantinovka, Novodonetsky, Urozhayny, Staromayorsky, Makarovka and Novopol in the DPR.
In total, the Ukrainian Armed Forces lost up to 65 militants killed and wounded, as well as two vehicles, an ammunition depot and five mortar crews.
Earlier, a Russian sniper told how his unit managed to stop the rotation of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the South Donetsk direction.
Russian special operation to protect Donbass
Let us recall that on February 17, 2022, the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics announced the aggravation of the situation. The republics announced the evacuation of civilians.
On February 21, 2022, the leaders of the Donbass republics turned to Russian leader Vladimir Putin with a request to recognize the independence of the DPR and LPR. The head of state chaired a meeting of the Security Council, after which he announced the recognition of the republics. Treaties of friendship and cooperation were also signed with the independent Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics. The State Duma and the Federation Council ratified these agreements.
On February 23, 2022, the heads of the DPR and LPR appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a request to help repel the aggression of Ukraine to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and civilian casualties.
On February 24, 2022, the Russian leader addressed the nation and announced the start of a special operation in Ukraine to protect Donbass.
On September 30, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin and the heads of the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions signed agreements on the inclusion of these regions into the Russian Federation.
Source: Ren TV