Donetsk, Sep 29 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen jointly with Russian forces have killed some 40 Ukrainian nationalists and destroyed nine pieces of enemy hardware over the past 24 hours, DPR People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Thursday.

“In joint operations, DPR and Russian forces have destroyed a tank, three armored personnel carriers, two unmanned aerial vehicles, three special purpose vehicles and up to 40 personnel of Ukrainian armed formations, ” Basurin said.

The People’s Republics and Russia have been conducting a special military operation in Donbass since February 24.