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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.

Russian Soldier Recalls Day He Repelled Ukrainian Drone Assault

Ukraine initiated a counteroffensive against Russian forces in early June, following multiple delays. As of August 4, estimates from the Russian Defense Ministry indicate that Ukraine has incurred significant losses in this counteroffensive, with approximately 43,000 troops and 4,900 units of military equipment affected.
Russian soldier Pavel Yankov, code-named Casper, demonstrated bravery by saving his fellow soldiers from an attack by a Ukrainian drone. In the midst of the assault, Casper swiftly removed the armor from his bulletproof vest. With arms outstretched, he skillfully directed the defense against the approaching drone, swiftly closing the gap in the trench where his comrades were stationed.
Despite being barely awake, Pavel took it upon himself to inquire about the condition of his comrades, even though he was the one closest to the site of the explosion.