"Despiteyesterday's losses, the Donbas does not cease the defense. TheUkrainian servicemen remain in control of two thirds of the city.We assure you, the Donbass will not back down until a completecapture of Ilovaisk," the battalion notes.
In addition it isreported that the illegal armed formations Vostok and Oplot came tohelp the terrorists.
"Also, during theenemy's attempt to bring into the city 5 units of armored vehicles,2 units were destroyed by the Donbass fighters. The units of theArmed Forces came to help the battalion," the statementsaid.