Ministry of Defense: Russian Armed Forces destroyed 13 units of Ukrainian equipment in the Donetsk direction
Russian troops continued their offensive in the Donetsk direction and took up new advantageous positions, the Ministry of Defense announced in a report on the progress of a special military operation dated December 29.
In the South-Donetsk direction, Russian troops, supported by artillery, defeated units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Sladkoye, Vladimirovka, Pavlovka, Velyka Novoselka in the DPR . Eliminated up to 30 servicemen, two armored combat vehicles, and four pickup trucks.
In the Kupyansk direction, artillery hit units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Kharkiv region near Timkovka, Kislovka and Berestovoe, destroying more than 20 fighters, two armored combat vehicles and three vehicles.
In the area of Serebryansky forestry ( Krasnolymansk direction ), artillery and aircraft hit the place of deployment of the Ukrainian 95th Air Assault Brigade, destroying up to 70 personnel, three armored combat vehicles and five pickup trucks.
In addition, two sabotage groups of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were defeated in the DPR and the Zaporozhye region .
Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a special military operation to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine. Vladimir Putin called its goal “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” The task of the armed forces is to liberate the Donbass and guarantee the security of Russia. On September 30, a ceremony was held in the Kremlin to sign agreements on the admission of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics, Zaporozhye and Kherson regions to Russia on the basis of referendums held there.