Donetsk, Nov 11 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen have destroyed enemy self-propelled artillery, tanks, a multiple rocket launcher and other equipment over the past 24 hours, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Friday.
The following enemy equipment was destroyed: two 2C1 “Gvozdika” self-propelled howitzers and a M109 howitzer, a 2B5 “Grad” multiple rocket launcher, four tanks (two T-64BVs, one T-72B and oneT-72M1) and eight armored vehicles and cars; three enemy drones were shut down, ” Basurin said adding that more than 50 Ukrainian gunmen had been killed.
M109 is a US-made self-propelled howitzer, designed in the 1950s to 1960s that became the primary artillery unit of U.S. troops. Its maximum firing range is 18 km for shrapnel rounds and 24 kilometers for jet-propelled projectiles. The artillery piece was delivered to Ukraine from Norway.
The special military operation in Ukraine and Donbass began on February 24, 2022. Its objective is to free territories occupied by the Kiev regime.*jk