"The ATO forces consciously do not use all available fire power potential during liberation of villages and cities. Heavy military equipment, artillery and aviation are not used," the ATO press-center writes on Facebook, Censor.NET reports
There is information that the militants are trying to use the tactics of scorched earth and terror against the civilian population in order to reduce locals' resistance.
"Terrorists will try to regroup in order to avoid the concentration of the terrorists to be encircled by the ATO forces in Pervomaisk, Stakhanov, Luhansk, and Alchevsk. Separate insurgent groups are trying to keep the state border areas under their control to maintain unhindered admission of military machinery, arms and ammunition from the territory of the Russian Federation," the press center of the ATO states.