According to the Donbas battalion, the third of the town is held by the illegal armed formation Oplot.
"Dnipro and Azov battalions are outside Ilovaisk. They have made attempts to enter the town during the day but failed," the press service of the volunteers' battalion says.
According to the press service information, the Donbas battalion soldiers rebuffed the Vostok terrorists' group attempt to penetrate Ilovaisk from the north with reinforcements including six tanks. During the two-hour battle two terrorists' tanks were destroyed, two have raised the white flag, and two more retreated.
"A half of enemy's manpower was destroyed due to the successful actions of the Donbas battalion and the Armed Forces of Ukraine artillery detachment," the report says.
The terrorists arranged an ambush on the western outskirts of the town near the village of Hrabske. Having lost their tank and infantry fighting vehicle, they captured the bus carrying wounded Donbas soldiers. Two of the wounded were killed, others were rebuffed," the press-service of the battalion reports.
The press service also says that a fierce battle with the Oplot terrorists took place on the eastern outskirt of Ilovaisk which resulted in annihilation of twenty terrorists and three mortars by еру Donbas volunteers.
"In addition, the Ukrainian soldiers cut off the supply of arms and ammunition from Donetsk, destroyed terrorists' KamAZ truck and IFV and seized a large quantity of weapons and ammunition. Twenty two terrorists were taken in captivity: two of them are citizens of the Chechen republic; five are regular Russian soldiers in uniform; two more are citizens of Slovakia of Serbian origin," the press service statement says.
The battalion Donbas lost two soldiers by the end of the day and the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost seven.