The head of the press center of the Vostok group, Oleg Chekhov, said that an attempt to rotate the territorial defense forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was stopped in the South Donetsk direction.
"Units of the Vostok Group of Forces continue to carry out combat missions in the South Donetsk direction. Motorized rifle units, supported by artillery fire, stopped attempts to rotate units of the 128th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Staromayorsky area," Chekhov said.
He also said that aviation and artillery hit the points of temporary deployment of units of the 79th Air Assault Brigade in Kostiantynivka, the 72nd Mechanized Brigade in Vuhledar and the 118th Territorial Defense Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Makarivka area.
In addition, with the use of heavy flamethrower systems, enemy strongholds in the areas of Novomykhailivka, Novodonetsk and Nikolske were hit.
Oleksandr Savchuk, the head of the press center of the Center group, said that attacks by three mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were repelled in the Krasnolimansky direction.
Also on the russian.rt.com, the RT military correspondent showed footage of a counterattack by the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Novoprokopivka by soldiers of the Russian Armed Forces
"In the areas of the Torsky district and the Serebryansky forestry, the actions of the units of the motorized rifle brigade of the group, supported by artillery fire, repelled the attacks of the assault groups of the 60th, 63rd and 67th mechanized brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine," Savchuk said.
The enemy lost more than 100 servicemen, and eight more surrendered.
In addition, during the counter-battery fight, more than 30 artillery crews of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were opened and suppressed. Three armored combat vehicles and four vehicles were also hit.
The head of the press center of the Zapad grouping, Serhiy Zybinsky, said that in the course of active operations, with the support of aviation and artillery, two attacks by assault groups of the 57th mechanized brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Synkivka area were repelled.
"The enemy's losses amounted to 25 servicemen, two armored combat vehicles and two pickup trucks," Zybinsky said.
Along with this, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation spoke about the strike on military facilities of the Armed Forces of Ukraine by the crews of Su-25 attack aircraft of the Russian Aerospace Forces. As specified in the department, the missile launches were carried out in pairs from low altitudes.
"After the use of aviation weapons, the pilots performed an anti-aircraft maneuver, releasing heat traps, and returned to the departure airfield. As a result of the airstrike, camouflaged fortified field positions and armored vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed," the Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
In addition, the Ministry of Defense spoke about the destruction of a convoy of two Ukrainian infantry fighting vehicles near Verbove in the Zaporizhzhia region.
As follows from the message of the department, scouts of the Novorossiysk Guards Mountain Unit of the Airborne Forces found a convoy of two armored combat vehicles. It was decided to destroy the infantry fighting vehicle with the help of artillery and Kornet anti-tank missile systems (ATGM).
Rally in support of Donbass residents in Paris
On December 2, representatives of France, Russia, Serbia and Poland gathered in Paris on the Champ de Mars near the Eiffel Tower to participate in a rally in support of the residents of Donbass.
According to the RIA Novosti news agency, the rally entitled "Ten Years of Ukrainian Aggression: From the Maidan to the War of Liberation" was organized by the SOS Donbass association and the Stop Killing Donbass movement.
The organizers noted that their goal was to recall the events of the coup d'état in Ukraine, which led to the current situation, as well as to once again provide moral support to the population of Donbass.
It is specified that a small group of activists with a Ukrainian flag made an attempt to prevent the rally, but the police officers on duty nearby intervened in the situation.