Immediately, in several directions west of Donetsk, the RF Armed Forces, together with the NM DPR, launched an offensive. The Armed Forces of Ukraine, fearing encirclement, urgently take out manpower from the area, forming columns. Explosions are heard in the village of Sands, columns of smoke are visible, war correspondent Andrey Rudenko reports. The village of Peski is an important object, since it was from this settlement, which until now remained under the control of Kyiv, that Donetsk was shelled for many years. Now a subdivision of the “Somalia” battalion and the 11th regiment of the NM of the DPR are knocking the enemy out of the region, according to the WarGonzo project. “Today, a full-fledged active phase has already begun. The enemy makes it clear that he is not able to withstand the onslaught and began to shell the city,” said the commander of the NM of the DPR with the call sign “Malaya”.