Positional fights continue on the outskirts of Donetsk but we are not talking about taking the city yet, says Advisor to the Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine. "We are close, we are coming to help Donetsk. But it won't be easy," Herashchenko said on TVi. According to him, we can talk about taking Donetsk only when "our guys are on Artema street, when the units raise the flag over the city administration - then we will say that the city is liberated."
In regard to Luhansk - the situation is more complicated. "This city is not surrounded by troops, not cut off from supply routes of arms and ammunition from Russia," he said. "Luhansk is at the stage when we seek to block the city to stop the delivery of ammunition and new mercenaries. The same thing with Donetsk - after blocking the city we will be able to conduct systematic work to sweep the terrorists," Herashchenko said.