According to Censor.NET, this was stated at a briefing of the NSDC Information Center spokesman Andrii Lysenko.
The units of the National Guard and the Armed Forces of Ukraine conducted a joint operation to unblock a checkpoint at the crossing of Zolote-Khoroshe-Smile roads, where the fighting had continued for two days.
"The Ukrainian servicemen repelled the militant attack which involved artillery and heavy equipment. The enemy suffered considerable losses in manpower and hardware, and was forced to retreat. Moreover, the roadblock of the ATO forces received reinforcements. The Ukrainian military refilled the ammunition, they are provided with drinking water and food. Engineering arrangement of the positions is being reinforced," Lysenko said.