"There are reports from different parts of the city regarding explosions in Kaminnobrodskyi district. The explosions are very powerful. The windows in the neighbouring houses are shaking. There is smoke in the Oleksandrivsk and Teplychnyi districts. There are unconfirmed reports of the National Guard attacking the military base captured by the militants in Oleksandrivsk.
Gun bursts can also be heard in the city. The sounds seem to be coming from Gorky park, Komintern street and the train station. At the ramp turn-off there is a large number of cars. Ambulances are heading for Gorky park.
An eyewitness from Mala Verhunka reports that the checkpoint near the bridge was shot at: "The bridge was not hit and thank God the fire did not reach residential buildings. The transport is being turned around."
The situation in the city is also actively discussed on social networks.
"There is shooting at the Pyrohova street, there is a lot of military, they are looking for someone," user Yana Kyiko writes. User Toshka Melnikov reports that a shell exploded "near the railroad."
According to the Ukrainian military, the ATO forces can take the city if they receive an order.