"Fighting continues near the village because it is situatedright next to the section of the Ukrainian-Russian border whichRussian terrorists are trying to use for transportation ofequipment and weapons. Ukrainian troops are covering this section,"he said.
Answering the question why there is no reinforcement for the soldiers under fire,Lysenko said: "It is not true that there is no reinforcement. Thereis reinforcement both from land and air. The troops rotate. We cannot say that those people are abandoned. But if Ukrainian unitleaves the position, Russian military equipment will move toUkraine again."
It was reported earlier that 19 Ukrainiansoldiers were killed and 93 were injured on July11 after the terrorists shelled the ATO positionwith BM-21 Grad rocket system near Zelenopilliavillage (Luhansk region).