Ukrainian forces have lost up to 85 servicemen on the Krasny Liman axis over the past 24 hours, the Russian Defense Ministry reported.   “On the Krasny Liman axis, “Center” task force warplanes, artillery and troops  inflicted damage on enemy manpower and equipment in the area of Chervonaya Dibrova in the Lugansk People’s Republic,” the report said. “Ukrainian army losses on this axis amounted up to 85 servicemen, three armored combat vehicles, three pickups, one D-20 howitzer and one “Gvozdika” self-propelled howitzer.”   The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014.  The peace talks that began soon thereafter failed to reach tangible results due to Kiev’s position to settle the conflict by force.   Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a special military operation to protect Donbass residents from Ukrainian aggression on February 24, 2022. 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