January 1, 2023, 16:09 – Public News Service – OSN

defense Department Russia on Sunday, January 1, during a briefing, they announced the failure of the counterattack of the Armed Forces Ukraine in the South Donets direction.

According to the report, units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made unsuccessful attempts to counterattack in the area of ​​​​the settlement of Dorozhnyanka, Zaporozhye region.

“All counterattacks were repelled by artillery strikes and the actions of Russian troops,” the ministry assured.

Recall that on February 24, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, in his address to the citizens of the Russian Federation, announced the start of a military special operation in the Donbass. He stressed that Moscow’s plans do not include the occupation of Kyiv, but it will strive with all its might to demilitarize Ukraine.

Earlier, political scientist Sergei Markov called the condition under which Kyiv will offer peace. In his opinion, for this, the RF Armed Forces need to take control of at least one large city. Read more about this in material Public news service.