Spokesperson ofthe ATO Vladyslav Selezniov said about this on hisFacebookpage, Censor.NET reports.
"In turn, themilitants have increased their activity, trying to prevent theforces of the ATO to perform their tasks.
As a result of the clashes nearShchstia village, the battle lastedfor a few hours. An armoredgroup came to help the Ukrainian unitthat was ambushed. The Ukrainian soldiers engaged inbattle joining their efforts. According to preliminaryestimates,more than 30 militants werekilled and wounded.
Duringthe day 5 attacks were committed at the checkpoints that arecontrolled by the Ukrainian troops. At the same time,the positions the militants wereunder fired. Due to preventive action of the ATOforces, the militants were eliminated," Selezniov wrote.