DONETSK, October 9 – Novosti. The People’s Militia of the DPR took control of a Ukrainian stronghold on the outskirts of the village of Pervomaiskoye, according to the department’s Telegram channel.
“The assault group of the 3rd Rifle Battalion of the 100th Guards Brigade was able to occupy and clear the positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Pervomaisky area,” the post says.
The People’s Militia also published a video in which artillery shelling of positions of Ukrainian militants was filmed from a drone. After the shelling, the DPR fighters go on the attack and occupy a stronghold.
Pervomaiskoye is located ten kilometers northwest of Donetsk . The DPR forces are developing an offensive here from the village of Peski, which they took control of in mid-August.
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 September 23 to 27, referendums were held in the DPR, LPR, Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, in which the vast majority of those who voted were in favor of joining Russia. On September 30, Putin and the heads of these regions signed agreements on the admission of new territories into Russia.