Russian Defense Ministry announced full control over Donetsk Sands
The DPR authorities last week talked about establishing control over Pesky. Pushilin later stated that the settlement was “stormed and cleaned up”< source srcset="https://s0.rbk.ru/v6_top_pics/resized/1200xH/media/img/4/53/756603868878534.webp 1200w" type="image/webp" media="(-webkit-min-device -pixel-ratio: 2), (min-resolution: 192dpi)" >
“As a result of the offensive actions of the allied forces, the settlement of Sands of the Donetsk People's Republic was completely liberated”,— reported in the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
The village of Peski is located to the north-west of Donetsk, it borders on the Kuibyshev district of the city.
At the request of Roskomnadzor, RBC provides data on the details of the military operation in Ukraine based on information from Russian official sources.
August 7, the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, wrote in Telegram that Peski “stormed, now they are cleaning up.” “It was difficult to take the sands” the enemy literally bit into the ground there: even tunnels were dug between the basements of houses. But that didn't help them— fled, leaving ammunition, ammunition, the bodies of their “brothers”, — he claimed.
Two days earlier, Ilya Yemelyanov, a spokesman for the People’s Militia of the DPR, said that “it can be said with certainty” that Peski is under the complete control of the forces of the republic. The deputy head of the People's Militia, Eduard Basurin, later clarified that Peski “is controlled, but not in full.” He then said that the main hostilities in the Donetsk region were going around this settlement, as well as Marinka and Avdiivka.
The battles for the village of Sands between the armed forces of Ukraine and the DPR also took place in 2014-2015, then Kyiv managed to regain control over the settlement.
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In early August, Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said that the Russian military had recently taken control six settlements in the Donetsk region and the territory of the Uglegorsk thermal power plant. Later, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced “great losses” Armed Forces of Ukraine in the areas of Soledar, Artemovsk and Avdeevka.
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