Donetsk, Apr 26 - DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen, supported by Russian armed forces have killed 52 Ukrainian invaders and destroyed four pieces of their equipment, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, our servicemen killed 52 Ukrainian nationalists and destroyed eight enemy fire positions, a tank, two  infantry fighting vehicles and one armored personnel carrier,” Basurin said adding that the militia had captured an IFV, an APC, a ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft gun and a truck.

The military operation to protect the Donbass Republics began on February 24, 2022. As of now, at least 167 DPR settlements have been liberated from Ukrainian forces; in Mariupol, nationalists are blocked on the premises of the Azovstal plant. Clashes continue on the Donetsk axis.*jk