Donetsk, Dec 15 — DAN. Russian troops have taken new lines and positions in the course of the Donetsk axis offensive over the past 24 hours, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Thursday.

“Russian troops have continued offensive operations on the Donetsk axis taking new advantageous lines and positions, ” Konashenkov said.

The enemy counter-attacks to regain the lost ground by Severnoye and Krasnogorovka have been repelled, he added.

The special military operation in Ukraine and Donbass began on February 24, 2022. Its objective is to free territories occupied by the Kiev regime.*jk