⏩ More than 40 soldiers of the Ukrainian army lost their lives in Donetsk
⏩ Ukraine lost more than 40 soldiers in Luhansk
⏩ Russia-backed fighters destroy three tanks, 6 armored personnel carriers, two artillery
Kyiv. Ukraine is continuously paying a heavy price to free its two regions, the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) and the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR), from Russia. In these areas alone, the Ukrainian army is not being allowed to advance an inch from the Russian side. According to news from Russia’s news agency Tass, in the last 24 hours, Ukraine has lost at least 140 soldiers in one such attempt. The press service of the DPR Ministry of Defense reported on Sunday that more than 40 soldiers of the Ukrainian army lost their lives in fighting with units of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) over the past few days. Also, in a report posted on the Telegram channel of the DPR People’s Militia fighting on behalf of Russia, it was said that Ukraine has lost more than 40 soldiers in the fighting.
The spokesman of the LPR People’s Militia Ivan Filippenko said that the Ukrainian army has suffered the loss of about 85 soldiers in fighting with the fighters of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) in the past few days. The press office of the LPR People’s Militia said on its Telegram channel that over the past 24 hours, Ukraine suffered heavy losses in manpower and military equipment as a result of active offensive operations by the LPR forces. LPR fighters have destroyed 85 personnel, three tanks, six armored personnel carriers, and two artillery.
Also, the spokesman said that in the past day, LPR field engineers destroyed more than eight hectares of mines while clearing explosives planted by the Ukrainian military in the areas of the settlements of Gorodishche and Kridianoye in the republic’s Strobelsk district.
EU Parliament declared Russia a terrorist state
Taking a historic step, the European Union Parliament on Wednesday declared Russia a ‘state sponsoring terrorism’. European MPs voted in favor of a resolution declaring Russia a state sponsor of terrorism. However, this EU move is largely symbolic, as the EU does not have a legal framework to support it. The union has already imposed unprecedented sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine.