This was announced by Donbas battalion commander Semen Semenchenko on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
"Storming Pervomaisk. This area (Stakhanov and Alchevsk are close by) has more than 1000 militants. They have basically nowhere to retreat any more. They have Grad, MANPADS, anti-aircraft guns, armored vehicles. The fight has been going on the whole day. The National Guard, Donbas battalion. Wish us all good luck," Semenchenko wrote.
"When we were leaving from Lysychansk we were surprised at how many police officers on the street remained in uniform. Many Berkut (disbanded riot police) chevrons. Few answered to Glory to Ukraine! He who laughs last is the one who laughs the best? Oh well, we are optimistic. Everything will be fine," he added.