Armed Forces of the Russian Federation stopped the attempts of Ukrainian units to launch a counterattack in the DPR. This was reported in the press service of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

According to the agency, the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) planned to counterattack the Russian troops near the settlements of Bakhmutskoe and Opytnoe, but they faced failure. It is noted that Russian artillerymen and assault groups attacked Ukrainian positions, as a result of which the Armed Forces of Ukraine were stopped and dispersed.

“Units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine made unsuccessful attempts to counterattack the units of the Russian Federation,” the Ministry of Defense confirmed.

As explained in the department, the Russian Armed Forces killed over 30 nationalists. In addition, the Ukrainian army lost seven vehicles.

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation also emphasized that Russian fighters continue their offensive in the Donetsk direction, occupying new lines.

On December 16, the Russian army launched a massive missile attack on military command and control systems, the military-industrial complex and the energy enterprises serving them, disrupting the transfer of foreign equipment for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.