Donetsk, Dec 12 — DAN. Russian forces have foiled the enemy attempt to counterattack the Peski settlement northwest of Donetsk, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Monday. 

“Russian forces continued to advance on the Donetsk axis, ” Konashenkov said. “A pre-emptive strike prevented the attempt by a company of the Ukrainian army’s 59th Motorized Infantry Brigade to counter-attack Russian positions in the direction of the Peski settlement.”

The enemy lost up to 30 gunmen, two infantry fighting vehicles and three pickups, he added.

On the Kupyansk and Krasny Liman axes, Russia delivered strikes at enemy forces and hardware concentration areas destroying dozens of manpower, three armored combat vehicles and five cars.*jk