Furthermore, henotes that the deployment of terrorist groups and weapons continuesto the vicinity of Shakhtarsk, Rovenky and Torez: "ATO forcesconducted preparatory work for the continuation of the active phaseof the operation."
"In the liberatedareas the ATO troops are taking measures to search and neutralizereconnaissance and sabotage groups of the enemy. Use of UAVs by themilitants is reported in these areas. Deployment of mercenaries andweapons from Russian to the terrorists continues," Tymchuksaid.
According to theInformation Resistance group, attacks on the ATO position wasrecorded in the following areas:
- from the Russiaterritory - artillery shelling of the ATO positions near Diakove.These positions were also fired upon by the militants from thedirection of Rovenky;
- by MLRS BM-21Grad - the terrorists shelled the security forces in the vicinityof the airport in Luhansk, roadblocks near Stukalova Balka andNovohannivka, positions near Stepanivka and Vesela Hora. One of theBMP-2 (APC) of the security forces was hit, 9 military vehicleswere damaged. Security officials opened returnfire;
- militants firedmortars at the ATO positions near Amvrosiivka and Krasnyi Derkul,roadblock near Kirove;
- militantsattacked a checkpoint near Krasnyi Yar with small arms fire. Theattack was repelled, some of the terrorists were destroyed and therest scattered.