Donetsk, Jul 8 — DAN. Russian and DPR forces have destroyed three fire positions of Ukrainian armed formations and killed up to 30 Ukrainian gunmen over the past 24 hours, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.

“The following enemy weapons and hardware have been destroyed: a D-30 howitzer, an M-777 howitzer, two cross country vehicles, two armored personnel carriers and up to 30 personnel, ” Basurin said.

Three Ukrainian fire positions were silenced in the Peski and Opytnoye settlement areas north-north-east of Donetsk, he added.

The special operation to liberate Donbass began on February 24. As of now, 241 DPR settlements  have been liberated from Ukrainian invaders. *jk