This is stated by Adviser to the Interior Minister Anton Herashchenko on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
According to him, the Donbas battalion controls half of the city divided by a railroad. The remains of the terrorists entrenched in the other half, and offer fierce resistance. Roadblocks have been set up along the perimeter of the city in order not to allow terrorist reinforcements.
"Urban warfare is the most difficult art of all close combat tactics. The enemy can wait for you anywhere and shoot from an attic, basement or a kindergarten. The terrorists are firing mortars from the part of the city they control not caring whether they hit residential buildings. Last night after the death of Ulybka (Smiley) four other heroes of the National Guard Donbas battalion were killed as well as four heroes from the Shakhtarsk special police battalion. Also a Ukrainian citizen of American origin call sign Franco from the Donbas battalion was killed," Herashchenko added.