Donetsk, Dec 14 — DAN. Russian forces are improving their positions along the whole contact line in the special military operation zone, President Vladimir Putin said in the course of his Direct Line question and answer session with Russian citizens combined with a big press conference with journalists.

“Our armed forces — let’s put it modestly — are improving their positions practically along the whole contact line; practically all are in the active phase of actions, ” Putin said in a live broadcast.

Earlier, the president said that Russian forces had eliminated 750 Ukrainian tanks since the beginning of Ukraine’s “counteroffensive” which was launched in June.*jk