Shoigu: 6 settlements of "DPR" have been liberated

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu

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# 02 August 2022 14:02 (UTC +04:00)

"During the special military operation in Ukraine, 6 settlements of the "Donetsk People's Republic" were liberated, and the liberation of the "DPR" is underway according to plan," said Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, APA reports.

According to him, Russia had destroyed six U.S.-made HIMARS missile systems since the beginning of the conflict in Ukraine, APA reports citing Interfax.

Shoigu said Russia had also destroyed five anti-ship Harpoon missile launch systems and 33 M777 howitzers since Moscow deployed tens of thousands of troops to Ukraine on Feb. 24.