Donetsk, May 26 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen supported by Russian armed forces have killed 47 Ukrainian gunmen in DPR liberation over the past 24 hours, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

«Over the past 24 hours, our servicemen killed 47 Ukrainian nationalists and destroyed a 2C3 „Akatsiya“ 152 mm self-propelled howitzer emplacement, two tanks, three armored assault vehicles and one ammunition dump, ” Basurin said.

Militiamen captured one Msta-B 152 mm towed howitzer, three infantry fighting vehicles and one tank, he added.

The military operation to protect the Donbass Republics began on February 24, 2022. In the Donetsk People’s Republic, Ukrainian invaders were driven out of 217 settlements including Mariupol, Volnovakha and Svetlodarsk. Fighting is ongoing on the Donetsk, Slavyansk and Artyomovsk axes. Earlier reports said that anti-fascists had entered Krasny Liman.*jk