MOSCOW, October 1 – Novosti . Due to the threat of encirclement, the allied forces left Krasny Liman and retreated to more advantageous lines, the Defense Ministry said .
The department noted that over the past day, strikes on the positions of the 66th and 93rd mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine destroyed more than 200 military personnel, five tanks and nine infantry fighting vehicles.
“Despite the losses suffered, having a significant superiority in forces and means, the enemy brought in reserves and continued the offensive in this direction,” the Defense Ministry added.
Krasny Liman is a major railway junction that is part of the Kramatorsk agglomeration. Russian troops, together with the forces of the DPR and LPR, took control of it at the end of May. In recent weeks, fierce battles have been going on in the city area, the DPR authorities called this direction the most difficult section of the front.
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Since February 24, Russia has been conducting a military special operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine . Vladimir Putin called its task “the protection of people who have been subjected to bullying and genocide by the Kyiv regime for eight years.” According to the president, the ultimate goal of the operation is the liberation of Donbass and the creation of conditions that guarantee the security of Russia itself.
From 23 to 27 September in the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, in Kherson and in the liberated territories of the Zaporozhye region, referendums were held on joining Russia. The vast majority of those who voted were in favour. On September 30, Putin and the heads of regions signed agreements on the admission of new territories to Russia.