According to him, Ukrainian troops conducted strikes on themilitants positions on the outskirts of Luhansk, killing people anddestroying equipment of the enemy.
"Themilitants carry out a counterattack on several frontssimultaneously. The terrorists fight especially fierce to regaincontrol over the areas that cuts strategic routes H21 (nearShakhtarsk) and M-04 (near Novosvitlivka and Khriashchuvate), whichprovide Donetsk and Luhansk intercommunication with otherterritories controlled by the insurgents," Tymchukwrites.
Inaddition, he notes that "the ATO forces fire power control of thehighway M-04 section near Luhansk makes it impossible to deliver"humanitarian aid" from Russia in this city, if the RussianFederation dares to illegally move it through militants controlledterritory, roughly ignoring the demands of the Red Cross, Ukraineand the international community. This fact forced Moscow to demandthe Ukrainian authorities to stop hostilities in this area. Itremains unclear on what basis Kyiv should fulfill thesedemands."
"Theterrorists reinforce strong points near cities of Snizhne,Stakhanov and Alchevsk at the same time beginning to withdraw apart of manpower and military equipment closer to the border withRussia, to the regions of Sverdlovsk-Rovenky-Molodohvardiisk-Izvaryne. Obviously the last frontier of themilitants will be formed here granting them access to the borderwith the Russian Federation, which allows receiving support andthen retreating to the territory of Russia," Tymchuksaid.
At thesame time, the attacks on the ATO forces positions continue. Inparticular, positions near Berezove, Illinka, and Plotyna villageswere shelled at night.