"A group of Russian special forces and about 30 terrorists was neutralized in the liberated territory," the representative of the NSDC Andrii Lysenko said.
"As a result of a successful operation in the area of Horlivka the Ukrainian armed forces entrenched on the positions, cutting off terrorists from the main forces of the DPR. The ATO forces are preparing for an offensive in the area of Donetsk, Luhansk, Horlivka, Pervomaisk and Ilovaisk. Simultaneously aviation and artillery forces neutralized terrorist groups moving out to reinforce the militants' defenses in the vicinity of Shakhtarsk, Torez and Snizhne. Between Horlivka and Yasynovate a vehicle with three terrorists transporting large quantities of weapons and explosives was destroyed," the statement says.
In addition, the press center of the ATO reported that due to the offensive of the Ukrainian military, there has been increasing conflicts between the various groups of terrorists because of the lack of weapons, ammunition, supplies and communications equipment. "Thus, in the Donetsk region the terrorists of Oplot gang under the guidance of their leader Tor shot out a convoy of the People's Liberation Movement headed by Grek (the Greek)," the statement notes.