DONETSK, October 2 – Novosti. Over the past day, Ukrainian troops have lost about 50 people, four artillery mounts and two drones, the People’s Militia of the DPR said on its Telegram channel.
“The joint actions of the military personnel of the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation destroyed the following enemy weapons and military equipment: four artillery mounts, two UAVs, eight armored and automotive vehicles. The loss of enemy personnel amounted to 50 personnel,” the report says. .
In the DPR, seven people died during shelling from Ukraine per day
At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine shelled the territory of the DPR 66 times in a day, firing more than 280 shells at cities and villages. Seven civilians became victims of these attacks, ten were injured.
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.