Donetsk, Dec 2 — DAN. Russian armed forces continue to maintain control of their positions successfully repelling enemy counterattacks, Russian Defense Ministry spokesmen Igor Konashenkov said in a report on the special operation development over the past 24 hours.

On Donetsk axis, advancing Russian troops fully liberated the Kurdyumovka settlement from Ukrainian army units.

On Kupyansk axis, Russian warplanes, artillery, and heavy flamethrower systems foiled the attempts of two Ukrainian task force companies to launch an attack from the Kotlyarovka area in the Kharkov region.

On Krasny Liman axis, Russian army warplanes and artillery inflicted fire damage on three enemy task force companies which were advancing for an offensive. The Ukrainian troops were pushed back to their positions; 11 Ukrainian servicemen surrendered.

On south Donetsk axis, the enemy made unsuccessful attempts to counterattack.

Russia’s task air force, missile troops and artillery destroyed enemy control centers in the settlements of Dibrovka, Vodyanoye, Prechistovka and Konstantinovka in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Over the past 24 hours, Russian forces destroyed 78 artillery units at fire positions and Ukrainian manpower and materiel at 184 locations, as well as the foreign mercenaries accommodation center in Chasov Yar.

The special military operation in Ukraine and Donbass began on February 24, 2022. Its objective is to free territories occupied by the Kiev regime.*jk