- Sputnik Africa, 1920, 10.04.2023
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 Armed Forces Take Over Village of Semyonovka in Donetsk People's Republic, MoD Says

© Sputnik . Alexey Maishev / Go to the mediabankRussian servicemen in the special operation zone. File photo
Russian servicemen in the special operation zone. File photo - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 29.04.2024
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - On Sunday, Russian forces managed to take control of the village of Novobakhmutovka in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), eliminating up to 380 Ukrainian servicemen in the area. Meanwhile, Russia has also unopposedly liberated large parts of the settlement of Ocheretino, northwest of Avdeyevka in the DPR.
Russian troops have liberated the village of Semyonovka in the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR), the Ministry of Defense announced on Monday.

"Units of the Tsentr Battlegroup, as a result of active operations, liberated the settlement of Semyonovka in the Donetsk People's Republic," the ministry said.

The Tsentr battlegroup also defeated the formations of the 68th infantry, 23rd, 115th mechanized brigades of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, the 109th Territorial Defense Brigade, and mercenaries of the "Foreign Legion" in the areas of the villages of Novoaleksandrovka, Arkhangelskoye, Tarasovka and Zavetnoye.
In one day, Russian troops repelled ten counterattacks by assault groups of the 24th, 100th mechanized, 142nd infantry, 98th assault and 68th jäger brigades, and the 78th separate airborne assault regiment in the areas of the villages of Leninskoye, Novhorodskoye, Ocheretino, Semyonovka, Novobakhmutovka, Netailovo, Novokalynovoye and Berdychi.
US President Joe Biden and Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 29.04.2024
Russia's Special Operation in Ukraine
Zelensky's Quest for Security Treaty With US Heralds 'Looming Military Collapse,' Analyst Says
The Ukrainian armed forces suffered up to 395 military casualties near the settlements of Krasnohorovka and Kostyantynivka in the DPR in the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry said.
The Yug battlegroup of the Russian armed forces improved their positions along the front line, the ministry said.
"Enemy losses amounted to up to 395 military personnel, three tanks, four armored combat vehicles, two cars, a US-made M198 howitzer, a D-30 gun, as well as a Bukovel-AD electronic warfare station," the ministry said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Vostok Battlegroup repelled two counterattacks by Ukrainian forces in the DPR, while Kiev lost up to 125 soldiers, the statement read.