Spokesperson of the ATO Vladyslav Selezniov said about this on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
"In turn, the militants have increased their activity, trying to prevent the forces of the ATO to perform their tasks.
As a result of the clashes near Shchstia village, the battle lasted for a few hours. An armored group came to help the Ukrainian unit that was ambushed. The Ukrainian soldiers engaged in battle joining their efforts. According to preliminary estimates,more than 30 militants were killed and wounded.
During the day 5 attacks were committed at the checkpoints that are controlled by the Ukrainian troops. At the same time, the positions the militants were under fired. Due to preventive action of the ATO forces, the militants were eliminated," Selezniov wrote.