Donetsk, Mar 21 – DAN.  DPR service members have seized Spanish grenade launchers abandoned by retreating Ukrainian forces, the deputy Chief-of-staff of the Republican Defense Eduard Basurin said.

"We keep seizing foreign weapons. As the members of the 54th brigade hurried to retreat they left a large bunch of Instalaza C-90 grenade launchers behind in Novomikhailovka, shipped from Spain in March," he said.

The People's Militia has also seized four IFVs and two armored vehicles, which will be used to defend Donbass.

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. *ot