Donetsk, Dec 19 — DAN. Donetsk People’s Republic militiamen have killed more than 20 Ukrainian gunmen over the past 24 hours, the DPR People’s Militia reported on Monday.

“In joint operations, DPR servicemen and Russian forces destroyed the following enemy weapons and equipment: one T-80BV tank, two self-propelled howitzers: AHS Krab and ‘Akatsiya’ 2C3 and five armored vehicles and cars, ” the report said.

Enemy manpower losses topped 20, the DPR militia said.

AHS Krab is a Polish-made 155mm self-propelled howitzer. It was taken into service in 2008 but has not been used in the battlefield until 2022.  It uses the turret of Britain’s’ AS-90 howitzer with the fire rate of up to six shots per minute and maximum firing range of 40 kilometers. Ukraine received 18 such artillery pieces in the summer.*jk