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Russian Ministry of Defense report: Russian troops are completing the defeat of the nationalist battalion “Donbass”



This is a report from the Russian Ministry of Defense that admits 9,861 dead, and 16,153 wounded, soldiers, respectively. A drastic upward revision. Translated via Google Translate, full link here:

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced that on Sunday, March 20, the Russian armed forces are completing the defeat of the Ukrainian nationalist formation “Donbass Battalion”. Igor Konashenkov , official representative of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, spoke about this at a briefing .

“Units of the Russian Armed Forces are completing the defeat of the nationalist ‘Donbass battalion’ ,” Konashenkov said, adding that during the day the Russian armed forces advanced 12 kilometers and, together with the units of the DPR, blocked the settlement of Sladkoe from three sides.

Two tanks, three infantry fighting vehicles, six field artillery pieces and mortars, as well as about 60 militants of a Ukrainian nationalist formation were destroyed.

“Now there is a battle for the capture of the settlements of Sladkoe, Novoukrainka and Shakhtyorskoye with the remnants of militants and units of the 54th separate mechanized brigade of Ukrainian troops,” Konashenkov said.

According to the official representative of the Ministry of Defense, on Sunday, March 20, 89 Ukrainian military facilities were hit, including command posts, installations of multiple launch rocket systems, artillery weapons, weapons and ammunition depots, and places where military equipment was concentrated, seven Ukrainian drones were shot down in the air.

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