January 3, 2023, 16:14 – Public News Service – OSN

defense Department Russia on Tuesday, January 3, during a briefing, they announced the destruction of two American M777 howitzers.

“During the counter-battery fight in the areas of the settlements of Chasov Yar and Minkovka of the Donetsk People’s Republic, two US-made M 777 artillery systems were destroyed at firing positions,” the Russian defense ministry said.

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, the Ministry of Defense announced the destruction of the HIMARS MLRS, from which the Donetsk People’s Republic was shelled. Read more about this in material Public news service.