"Our defense and law enforcement agencies stopped the activities of the terrorist groups and mercenaries in a number of localities of the Luhansk and Donetsk regions. The Donetsk Regional State Administration resumes operation being moved to Mariupol that recently was liberated from terrorists. Eleven more settlements were also cleared of the militants," the source states.
The terrorists were reported to suffer significant losses. More than 250 militants were killed and about 300 injured. Seven convoys with arms and ammunition were destroyed trying to enter the territory of Ukraine last night. The armored and other vehicles that militants received from the territory of the Russian Federation, including 2 tanks, 2 APCs, 2 trucks with installed firearms and one MLRS (multiple rocket launcher system) were destroyed.
Besides, our units captured the militants' another MRLS BM-21 "Grad" and received documentary evidence that it was in service with one of the motorized rifle brigades of the Russian Army. The National Security and Defense Council also informed that measures to organize the evacuation corridor for the local population and create conditions for their further deployment were taken.
"These measures are aimed to cease fire, create a safe environment for civil population and restore stability and order in the region," the Council emphasizes.