Donetsk, May 31 — DAN. Fierce fighting is ongoing on the Avdeyevka axis, the Russian Defense Ministry reported on Wednesday.

“1st Army Corps assault groups and units, supported by Task Force ‘South’ aircraft, artillery and heavy flamethrower systems, have dislodged the enemy from positions in several locations in the areas of Krasnogorovka and Yasinovataya, ” the report said.

Russian forces delivered airstrikes at enemy units in the areas of Avdeyevka and Khimki, and destroyed a missile artillery ammunition depot of the Ukrainian army’s 110th Mechanized Brigade. Assault groups of 5th Motorized Rifle Brigade and Special Task Force “Akhmat” are advancing on the Maryinka axis.

Over the past 24 hours, Russian army units on the Donetsk axis have knocked out two “Grad” multiple rocket launchers, one D-30 howitzer, three armored fighting vehicles, 12 combat vehicles and eliminated more than 200 Ukrainian gunmen, the Russian Defense Ministry said.

Russia has been conducting the special military operation since February 24, 2022.*jk