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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 Forces Liberate Four Settlements in Kharkov Region: MoD

© SputnikRussian armed forces in Kharkov
Russian armed forces in Kharkov - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 12.05.2024
In recent weeks, Russian forces have advanced in several areas of the special military operation in Ukraine, taking control of a number of settlements in the Donbass region. On Saturday, Russian forces liberated five settlements in the Kharkov region, killing up to 170 Ukrainian soldiers and capturing 34 others.
Russian troops advanced into the depths of the Ukrainian defense and liberated the settlements of Gatishche, Krasnoye, Morokhovets and Oleynikovo in the Kharkov region, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Sunday.

"Units of the 'North' troop grouping advanced deep into the enemy's defenses and liberated the settlements of Gatishche, Krasnoye, Morokhovets and Oleynikovo in the Kharkov region," the ministry said in a statement.

Russian strikes destroyed four Ukrainian Mi-24 helicopters and hit a Mi-8 helicopter near Manvelovka in the Dnepropetrovsk region, a Ukrainian MiG-29 jet was also shot down and anAbrams tank destroyed, the body reportee. Ukrainian losses amounted to 1,500 people in a day, it added.
It is noted that in the areas of the settlements of Degtyarnoye, Volchansk and Kazachya Lopan in the Kharkov region, manpower and equipment of units of the 14th mechanized brigade of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, 110th and 113th brigades of territorial defense were defeated.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin makes remarks at a virtual Ukraine Defense Contact Group (UDCG) meeting, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at the Pentagon in Washington. - Sputnik Africa, 1920, 11.05.2024
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In addition, during counter-battery warfare, Russian servicemen hit a French-made Caesar self-propelled artillery launcher, two D-20 howitzers, a D-30 howitzer, two Czech-made Vampire multiple rocket launchers and a Grad multiple rocket launcher.