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Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
On February 24, 2022, Russia launched its special military operation in Ukraine, aiming to liberate and defend the inhabitants of the Donbass region, where people have been suffering from a blockade and regular attacks by the Kiev regime's forces since 2014.

Russia's Air Defenses Down Ukrainian Drone Over Bryansk Region, Governor Says

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Operator Training Center in Tula Region - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 06.09.2023
Last week, the Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said that the Kiev regime has continued its terrorist activity with an overwhelming number of drones targeting civilian targets.
Russian air defenses have thwarted Kiev's attack by destroying a Ukrainian drone over the Navlinsky district of the Bryansk region, Governor Alexander Bogomaz said early Wednesday.
"The air defense forces of the Russian Defense Ministry have foiled an attack by Ukrainian terrorists. An aircraft-type unmanned aerial vehicle has been shot down over the Navlinsky district. There are no casualties or damage. Operational and emergency services are working at the site," Bogomaz said on Telegram.
Earlier, the Kremlin commented on the Kiev regime's systematic attempts to attack Russian territory with drones by saying that Russian troops will continue to carry out special operation to eradicate such threats.
Fragments of cluster munitions used by the Ukrainian military to shell the town of Gorlovka, the Donetsk region. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 05.09.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
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Speaking about the course of the special operation, Alexander Savchuk, the head of the press center of Russia's Center Group of Forces, told Sputnik that Russian troops have fired at militants of Ukraine's nationalist Azov battalion (banned in Russia) and troops of the 67th brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces using artillery and aviation near the Serebryansky forestry, with the enemy losing up to 30 militants.
Savchuk said the group's units have thwarted two attempts of the assault groups of the 21st and 63rd Mechanized Brigades of the Ukrainian armed forces to attack in the Krasny Lyman near the Torsky section.
"In the area of Serebryansky forestry, air strikes and artillery fire defeated the assault groups of the 67th Mechanized Brigade of the Ukrainian armed forces and the 12th Special Purpose Brigade of Azov. The enemy's losses amounted to up to 30 militants," the officer said.
He added that a Western-made artillery reconnaissance system had been destroyed in a counter-battery fire. He also said that Russian bombers had struck a Ukrainian command and observation post and two temporary deployment hubs of enemy forces in the areas of the town of Kirovsk and the village of Serebryanka.