This is reported by the ATO headquarters, Censor.NET writes citing Segodnya.
"After the shelling by the Ukrainian artillery of the terrorist locations on approaches to Shakhtarsk the ATO forces went into the town and dug in on the outskirts. Currently positional battles with the terrorists continue. The militants used mortars and shell residential neighborhoods of Shakhtarsk to provoke panic," the ATO headquarters noted.
In addition, according to the reconnaissance data, the militants in Shakhtarsk have a number of armored vehicles. "But what kind of vehicles and how many is being established," the HQ noted.