Donetsk, Mar 21 – DAN. The servicemen of the DPR People's Militia have liquidated 36 Ukrainian militants and 11 of their fire positions on Monday, the deputy Chief-of-Staff of the DPR Defence Eduard Basurin said.

“Since the beginning of the day, our servicemen have destroyed 36 Ukrainian occupants, 11 fire points, one infantry fighting vehicle, one BM-21 Grad multiple launch rocket system, two armoured personnel carriers and a field artillery depot,” Basurin said.

He said that over the past day six servicemen of the DPR People's Militia have been killed, and another 22 were injured.

Russia started a special military operation to denazify and demilitarize Ukraine on February 24. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the decision was made after the DPR and LPR Heads addressed him asking for help.

The Russian leader said that Moscow is not planning to occupy Ukrainian territory, the only goal is to protect people who have been continuously shelled and subjected to other forms of genocide by Ukraine for eight years. *ot