Donetsk, Jul 19 — DAN. Russian coalition forces have killed more than 30 Ukrainian nationalists and destroyed two enemy fire positions on the approaches to Donetsk over the past 24 hours, Donetsk People’s Republic People’s Militia deputy commander Eduard Basurin said on Tuesday.

“Over the past 24 hours, DPR militiamen and Russian servicemen jointly destroyed the following enemy weapons, hardware and manpower: an ‘Uragan’ multiple rocket launcher, two BM-21 ‘Grad’ MLRS, two trucks and more than 30 troops, ” Basurin said.

Two enemy fire positions were silenced in the Avdeyevka and Zhelannoye (Yasinovataya district — eds Donetsk News Agency) areas, ” he added.

The special operation to liberate Donbass began on February 24. As of now, 253 DPR settlements have been liberated from Ukrainian invaders, according to the latest reports. *jk