The Ministry of Defense of the aggressor country announced the capture of the village of Zaitsevo in the Donetsk region. It was already taken “under control” in August, the Dozhd TV channel writes in telegrams.
The daily report of the Russian Ministry of Defense says that the settlement of Zaitsevo, Donetsk region, was occupied in the Artyomovsk direction “as a result of offensive actions by the allied forces”. More than 120 Ukrainian servicemen were allegedly killed during the fighting.
Zaitsevo is located about 20 km south of Bakhmut, around which intense fighting has been going on for a long time. According to the data for 2014, its population was a little less than 3.5 thousand people, in 2019, according to some data – about 4 thousand people.
Moreover, about the «capture» This is not the first time Russian occupiers have reported Zaitsevo. On August 20, news appeared on federal channels that “the allied forces took control of the village of Zaitsevo and a whole unit of Ukrainian troops.” After that, news about the shelling of Zaitsevo by the Armed Forces of Ukraine regularly appeared in the Russian propaganda media, Dozhd TV channel notes.