The Ministry of Defense announced the continuation of offensive operations in the Donetsk direction

Over the past day, Russian troops continued offensive operations in the Donetsk direction, according to the daily summary Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

“Offensive operations of the units of the Southern Military District continued in the Donetsk direction. Army aviation, missile forces and artillery defeated units of the 25th Airborne Assault Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Seversk of the Donetsk People's Republic, ”they said.

As a result, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost up to 50 servicemen, one Grad MLRS and a Msta-B howitzer.

In other directions, the Russian Armed Forces continued to strike at the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The M-777 artillery system and two AN / TPQ-37 counter-battery radars were destroyed in the Krasnolimansky direction, and the Akatsiya self-propelled howitzer, as well as two D-20 and D-30 howitzers, were destroyed in the Zaporozhye direction.

In addition, the command post of the 57th separate mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the depot of rocket and artillery weapons in the areas of Artemovsk and Novoukrainka were hit.

January 23 Ministry of Defense reported about taking control of the village of Krasnopolye in the DPR.

Russia’s special operation in Ukraine began on February 24, 2022. President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin called the protection of the inhabitants of Donbass, as well as the demilitarization and denazification of Ukraine, its goals. During the special operation, Russian troops took full control of the LPR, as well as most of the DPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions. Subsequently, these territories became part of Russia, and on October 19 martial law was introduced in the regions.

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