Ukraine Conflict
Moscow launched a special military operation in Ukraine in February 2022 with the aim of saving the people of Donbass - primarily the Russian-speaking population - from Kiev's constant attacks.

Russia Repels 5 Ukraine Attacks in Donetsk Direction: Defence Ministry

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Russian soldier in special op zone  - Sputnik India, 1920, 12.11.2023
Russia continues to successfully repel Ukrainian attacks on the territory of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), protecting civilians.
Russian armed forces repelled five attacks by Ukraine in the Donetsk direction over the past 24 hours, inflicting heavy casualties on the Ukrainian army, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Sunday.

"In the Donetsk direction, Southern group units repelled five enemy attacks near the villages of Kurdyumovka and Kleshcheevka in the Donetsk People's Republic with aviation and artillery assistance. The Ukrainian armed forces lost up to 250 military personnel killed and wounded, three armored combat vehicles and three pickup trucks," the ministry said.

Ukrainian losses also included a Polish-made Krab self-propelled tracked gun-howitzer, a US-made M119 howitzer, three D-30 guns and one D-20 howitzer.
In addition, in the Kupyansk direction, Russian troops used aviation and artillery strikes to repel two attacks by Ukrainian assault groups of the 54th mechanized brigade near the village of Zagoruykovka in Kharkov region, leaving 40 Ukrainian troops dead or wounded.
Russian troops also repelled two attacks by Ukraine in the Lyman direction, leaving up to 210 Ukrainian troops killed or wounded.
A further attack was repelled near the village of Nikolskoye in the southern Donetsk People's Republic, the Russian ministry said. Ukrainian troops were struck by artillery fire near the village of Novomikhailovka and the town of Ugledar.
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