The Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement: “On the direction of Avdiivka, units of the Russian forces liberated the towns of Lastushkino, Severnoye and Petrovskoye in the Donetsk People’s Republic and continued to advance in the western direction.” The statement indicated that “over the course of a week in this direction, the enemy lost more than 2,600 soldiers, 23 Tanks, including American-made Abrams, 45 armored combat vehicles, 83 vehicles, in addition to 26 field artillery. According to the statement, in this direction, “30 counterattacks by the assault groups of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were repelled in the Senkovka areas of the Kharkov region and Terny region of the Republic of Ukraine.” Donetsk People's Republic. According to the statement, "the enemy's losses amounted to more than 755 soldiers, three tanks, six armored combat vehicles, 18 vehicles, and 23 field artillery." The Russian special military operation, which began on February 24, 2022, has entered its second winter, and aims to protect the residents of Donbass. Who were subjected to persecution and extermination by the Kiev regime for years. During the operation, the Russian forces destroyed much of the equipment that the West had bet on, on top of which were German “Leopard 2” tanks, and many American and British armored vehicles, in addition to many tanks and vehicles provided by countries in the “NATO” alliance. Which was destined to be destroyed by Russian strikes.