Donetsk, Lugansk forces intercept Ukrainian missiles
Donetsk and Lugansk forces continue to advance and announce the interception of two "Tochka-U" Ukranian missiles.
Today, Saturday, the Russian Defense Ministry announced that the Luhansk People's Forces have advanced 30 km since the start of the special Russian military operation in Ukraine.
The Russian Defense Ministry added that the Donetsk People's Forces have advanced 6 km since the start of the Russian military operation, stressing that "the armed formations of extremists are blowing up electricity stations and bridges when they retreat in Donbas."
Donetsk forces intercept two Tochka-U missiles
The Donetsk military command announced on Saturday morning the interception of two Ukrainian "Tochka-U" missiles.
The Donetsk Regional Defense Command said in a statement that its air defense forces "intercepted and shot down two Tochka-U missiles this morning."
The statement added that the missiles were dropped over a residential area, damaging several buildings.
In this context, Donetsk's military command announced that they are advancing on several combat axes in the region, where they are engaged in confrontations with far-right groups.
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Casualties and injuries in Donbass
On their part, the authorities of the Lugansk People's Republic announced, today, Saturday, that dozens were killed and wounded in Donbass as a result of Ukrainian artillery shelling.
A special representative of the humanitarian group in Donbass, Rodion Miroshnik, told Sputnik that on Friday seven were killed and 15 were wounded.
During the period of the Ukrainian bombardment of the Donetsk People's Republic, 5,059 people were killed, including 91 children, according to the Republic's Commissioner for Human Rights, Daria Morozova.
On Friday, the spokesperson of the People's Defense Forces in the Donetsk Republic, Eduard Basurin, announced that the Donetsk forces gained control over three residential areas on the Mariupol axis in the Donbass.
On Thursday morning, February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the launch of a special military operation in Donbass, southeast of Ukraine, stressing that Russia does not plan to occupy Ukrainian territory.