Terrorists of the so-called "Donetsk People's Republic" (DPR) suffered significant losses near the occupied town of Dokuchaievsk over the weekend.

"Ukrainian defenders destroyed the group of militants near the temporarily occupied Dokuchaievsk. The group had previously resorted to armed provocations," the Povernys Zhyvym [Come Back Alive] project wrote on Facebook.

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"Over 30 terrorists were wounded and now they are unlikely to be able to shoot at peaceful towns," the report says.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 59 times in the past 24 hours, with two Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action (WIA).