Ukrainian army losses over the last 24 hours amounted up to 48 servicemen, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia spokesman Ivan Filiponenko said.
“The enemy suffered losses of manpower and equipment amounting up to 48 servicemen, 9 armoured personnel carries, 6 vehicles and 2 long-term firing points in clashes with LPR forces over the past 24 hours,” he said.
Ukraine has been carrying out a military crackdown against Donbass since 2014. Multiple announcements of ceasefires failed to stabilize the situation. The simmering armed conflict escalated rapidly in February this year, and sent Donbass barrelling towards an unprecedented bloodshed.
Russia intervened on February 24 by launching a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine and bring peace back to Donbass. *t