Donetsk, Mar 16 – DAN. Five DPR service members have been killed, 14 have been injured in the past 24 hours, People's Militia said.

"To our deep regret, our brothers-in-arms keep dying defending the Republic. In the past 24 hours, five defenders were killed, 14 injured in the line of duty," the report reads.
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.