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Russia takes control of the town of Blakatatnoye in Donetsk news

The Russian Defense Ministry confirmed on Tuesday that Russian assault units had captured the town of Plekatadnoye as part of a military offensive in the Donetsk People’s Republic.

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A spokesman for the military ministry, Igor Konashenkov, pointed out that the advance was possible due to “successful offensive operations” carried out by “operational and tactical aviation and assault units formed by volunteers with the support of missile and artillery troops.” Southern Group”.

In the clashes, 50 Ukrainian troops were eliminated, as well as a Caesar self-propelled artillery system (France), an M-777 howitzer (USA) and two ammunition depots in the Ukhledar and Katerynivka regions.

The town of Blakatatnoi is located 10 kilometers north of Artyomovsk, the next target of the Russian Armed Forces in Donetsk.

At the same time, Konashenkov pointed out that Russian artillery attacked the Ukrainian 25th and 95th Airborne Forces in Krasny Liman, killing more than 60 people and losing four combat vehicles.

In turn, in the Kubiansk region, the artillery of the Western Group eliminated 45 soldiers from the 114 and 103 regiments, while four armored vehicles, a tank, a vehicle and a T-20 howitzer were destroyed.

Likewise, the Vostok Group defeated the 72nd Ukrainian Mechanized Brigade in Ukladar and attacked the 110th Territorial Defense Brigade, killing 40 and destroying a tank, two armored vehicles and two pickup trucks.

The spokesman noted that a Mi-8 helicopter of the Ukrainian army was shot down in the city of Zolotaya Balka, Kherson, meanwhile, five drones were destroyed in Lugansk, also in this region.

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Finally, Russian forces intercepted three projectiles from Himars (US) multiple rocket launchers in the cities of Zladostovka and Skadovsk in the Donetsk and Kherson People’s Republics, respectively.