"We officially inform that the soldiers of the Donbas battalioncontinue to perform combat missions to liberate Ilovaisk in theDonetsk region. The battalion is heroically repelling counterattacks of the terrorists and carring out the offensive," thestatement released on Wednesday morning says, Censor.NET reports.
At the same timeanother message of the National Guard states that the soldiers ofthe Armed Forces, Dnipro and Shakhtarsk battalion are taking partin the liberation of Ilovaisk alongside theDonbas battalion.
"Reinforcementsfrom the Azov volunteer battalion are coming to help of theUkrainian security forces. Currently the Ukrainian forces controlthe entire city, although counterattacks by the terroristscontinue. The terrorists use tank and artillery fire. The ATOforces heroically repulsed three attacks of the terrorists," theNational Guard notes.