January 4, 2023, 10:49 pm – Public News Service – OSN

Senior White House official USA reported that the armed forces RF strive to achieve progress in the battles near the village of Artemovsk in the DPR. This is reported by TASS.

The United States Administration official stressed that Russia had made significant efforts and had already been able to make incremental progress. “And we believe they continue to make incremental progress,” he continued.

The official expressed confidence that the militants of the armed formations of Ukraine “still bravely fight” for this city. At the same time, he stressed that the outcome of the battles is not yet determined, and over the coming months they will continue, despite difficult weather conditions.

On the current and former territories of Ukraine, a special military operation has been ongoing since February 24, 2022. The main tasks of the SVO are the demilitarization and denazification of the republic.

Earlier, the press secretary of the National Police of Ukraine, Maryana Reva, reported an increase in the number of crimes related to the illegal circulation of weapons. So, she noted, the number of such cases increased by 40%. More on the topic read in material Public news service.