Donetsk, May 19 - DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen, supported by Russian armed forces have killed 39 Ukrainian invaders over the past 24 hours, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“Over the past 24 hours, our militiamen killed 39 Ukrainian nationalists and destroyed five fire positions, one “Grad” 122mm multiple rocket launcher, one “Furia” unmanned aerial vehicle, two armored cars and two “Pegas” assault cars,” Basurin said.

The DPR militia also captured one multiple rocket launcher, three armored cars and as many trucks, he added.

The military operation to defend the Donbass Republics has continued since February 24, 2022.*jk