Donetsk, Dec 28 — DAN. Russian armed forces have destroyed two British M777 artillery pieces and a German-made FH-70 howitzer which were used to shelled Donetsk, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Wednesday.

On Kupyansk axis, Russian forces destroyed enemy manpower and materiel in the areas of Sinkovka, Timkovka and Kislovka in the Kharkov region.

On Krasny Liman axis, Russian artillery hit four task force companies of Ukrainian Air Assault Brigades and Territorial Defense Brigade in the areas of Novolyubovka and Nevskoye in the Lugansk People’s Republic, and Terny and Serebryanka Forestry in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

On Donetsk axis, Russian troops continued to advance delivering fire at Ukrainian gunmen’s positions.

On South Donetsk axis, 72th Mechanized Brigade and foreign mercenaries in the Ugledar town area suffered losses. A Ukrainian sabotage and reconnaissance team was destroyed in the Vladimirovka area.

Russian missile troops and artillery hit four Ukrainian armed formations control centers in the areas of Yampolovka, Kirovo, Artyomovo and Novoselka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Two US-made M777 artillery pieces and a German-made FH-70 howitzer which were used to shell Donetsk neighborhoods were destroyed at fire positions in counterbattery duels outside Krasnogorovka.

Three Ukrainian “Grad” multiple rocket launchers were destroyed in the Seversk town area. A Ukrainian “Msta-B” howitzer was destroyed in the Berestovoye village area. Another two howitzers (D-20 and D-30) were destroyed near Georgiyevka and Maryinka.*jk