Russian armed forces have destroyed a Ukrainian ammunition dump in the Stelmakhovka area in the Svatovo district of the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.
“An ammunition dump of 103rd Territorial Defense Brigade has been destroyed in the area of Stelmakhovka in the LPR,” the report said.
On the Krasny Liman axis, Task Force “Center” warplanes, artillery and heavy flamethrower systems inflicted damage on enemy units in the areas of Nevskoye and Chervonaya Dibrova in the Lugansk People’s Republic and Grigorovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. “Ukrainian army losses on this axis over the past 24 hours “amounted up to 55 servicemen, two armored fighting vehicles, one Msta-B howitzer and one D-30 howitzer,” the ministry said.
The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. The peace talks failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.
President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation on February 24, 2022 to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression. Prior to that, LPR and DPR Heads Leonid Pasechnik and Denis Pushilin asked the Russian leader to provide military assistance.
The Lugansk People’s Republic acceded to Russia on September 30, 2022 following the unification referendum. *i*ie