Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak reported to President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko that the threat to the checkpoint was neutralized as a result of the battle. During the clash one enemy tank was destroyed, Censor.NET informs, referring to the ATO press-centre.
It is also reported that the terrorists suffered significant losses.
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"There are no casualties among Ukrainian soldiers. During previous attacks, 2 soldiers were wounded and have already received medical treatment", mentioned in the report.
According to the NSDC speaker Andrii Lysenko the checkpoint was provided with 2 tons of water, provision, full ammunition load and the bare necessities of life. T he checkpoint was also reinforced.
At the moment, the Army is cleaning out the terrorist intelligence units and consolidating the position.
"The checkpoint was never encircled. Morale of Ukrainian soldiers is high and they are ready to defend the checkpoint", Lysenko said.