Donetsk, Dec 5 — DAN. Russian forces have defeated Ukrainian army manpower and equipment in the areas of six settlements in the Donetsk People’s Republic, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a report on special military operation results over the past 24 hours.

“On the Donetsk axis, Task Force ‘South’ units supported by aircraft and artillery repelled four enemy attacks and defeated Ukrainian manpower and equipment in the areas of Bogdanovka, Kleshcheyevka and Toretsk in the Donetsk People’s Republic, ” the report said. “Enemy losses on this axis amounted up to 270 servicemen and two armored fighting vehicles.”

In the DPR, fire damage was inflicted on the enemy next to Novomikhailovka and Urozhainoye on the South Donetsk axis.  On this axis and in the Zaporozhye region, the Ukrainian army lost 245 servicemen, a Msta-B howitzer and a D-30 howitzer.

Seventy-four Ukrainian unmanned aerial vehicles were eliminated in the special military operation zone including in the areas of Gorlovka, Spornoye and Yalynskoye in the DPR; one anti-radiation HARM missile was shot down, the Ministry said.

Russia began the special military operation on February 24, 2022.*jk