Pro-Russia Soldiers Fire Rocket Launchers at Enemy Targets On Leafy Lane

Video shows the moment pro-Russian troops loaded up their rocket launchers on a leafy lane and fired on enemy targets as the "special military operation" entered its 98th day.

The People's Militia of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) said in a statement on May 31: "During clashes with units of the defense department, over the past day, the enemy suffered losses in manpower and military equipment, namely: 23 personnel, 3 tanks, 4 vehicles.

"The enemy continues to terrorize the civilian population of the Republic, shelling civilian infrastructure of the front-line settlements of the LPR, which do not pose a danger to the enemy and are not military facilities."

LPR troops fire on Ukrainians
Mortarmen of the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic said they destroyed enemy firing points. People's Militia of the LPR/Zenger

"Over the past day, the Ukrainian armed formations fired 12 missiles from 120-mm mortars at the settlement of Pervomaisk.

"Also, the Armed Forces of Ukraine used 'Hurricane' MLRS (multi-launch rocket system) to bomb the settlements of Popasnaya and Stakhanov, firing five shells.

"As a result of the shelling in Stakhanov, 2 people were killed, 24 people were injured, of which 8 were children. The attack also damaged 2 infrastructure facilities, a school and a hospital.

"In order to suppress the enemy's fire activity on civilians of the Republic, the positions of the Ukrainian Armed Forces, from where the missiles were fired, were promptly detected and destroyed by the on-duty firepower of the NM LPR units."

Mortarmen fire at Ukrainian targets
Mortarmen of the People's Militia of the Luhansk People's Republic said they destroyed enemy firing points. People's Militia of the LPR/Zenger

"The forces of the NM of the LPR, together with public organizations, continue to deliver humanitarian aid to residents of the liberated territories, as well as to front-line settlements of the Republic.

"Yesterday, volunteers of the NGO 'Food for Life, Donbass', with the support of the NM of the LPR, delivered hot meals and food packages, including sweets and fruits, to residents of Rubizhne."

Russian troops invaded Ukraine on February 24 in what the Kremlin continues to call a "special military operation." June 1 marks the 98th day of the campaign.

From February 24 to June 1, the total combat losses of Russian troops stand at around 30,700 personnel, according to the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian military also claims that Russia has lost 1,361 tanks, 3,343 armored fighting vehicles, 659 artillery systems, 207 multiple launch rocket systems, 94 anti-aircraft systems, 208 warplanes, 175 helicopters, 2,290 motor vehicles and fuel tankers, 13 vessels, 519 unmanned aerial vehicles, 49 units of special equipment, and 120 cruise missiles.

In recent news, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called Russian strikes on a nitric acid tank in the besieged eastern city of Sievierodonetsk "madness."

Residents of Sievierodonetsk have been warned to remain in bomb shelters and to prepare masks to protect against toxic fumes.

Analysts say up to 70 percent of the city is now controlled by Russian forces, with almost all critical infrastructure and housing destroyed.

This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.