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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 Repels 9 Attacks in Donetsk Direction, Ukraine's Casualties Reach 485: MoD

© Sputnik . Taisiya VorontsovaView of the Avdeevsky Coke Plant, Donetsk
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The outskirts of Donetsk have been a battleground since the start of the armed crisis in Ukraine in 2014, while the the southern Donetsk region has recently emerged as the epicenter of the conflict, with Kiev attempting to breach the border separating the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) from the Zaporozhye region.
The Russian forces have repelled nine attacks in the Donetsk direction in the past 24 hours, and Ukraine’s military casualties have reached 485, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Tuesday.

"In the Donetsk direction, units of the southern grouping of forces, in cooperation with aviation and artillery, repelled nine attacks carried out by Ukrainian units […] The enemy's daily casualties in this direction amounted to 485 Ukrainian military personnel killed and injured, three armored combat vehicles, two cars, an Msta-B howitzer, and a D-20 gun," the ministry said, adding that Kiev also lost 150 soldiers in the South Donetsk direction.

A serviceman of the Pyatnashka International Brigade near Avdeevka in the Donetsk People's Republic. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 06.10.2023
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
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In the Kupyansk direction, the Russian troops repelled seven attacks in the past day, and Ukraine has suffered up to 270 military casualties. In the Krasny Liman direction, where Russian troops repelled two attacks, Ukraine lost up to 115 soldiers as killed or injured. Four more attacks have been repelled in the Zaporizhzhia direction, where Ukraine’s casualties reached up to 110 soldiers.
On February 24, 2022, Russia initiated a military operation in Ukraine with the aim of liberating and defending the residents of the Donbass region, who have been subject to blockades and frequent attacks by the forces of the Kiev regime since 2014.