As reported by Censor.NET citing the statement by the press center of the Joint forces operation (JFO) headquarters, a member of the brigade holding the line near the village of Krymske said that four servicemen kept vigil at the observation post between Krymske and Sokilnyky. Their commander, senior soldier Yurii Dzhenzhera, reported to the company commander that they were attacked by a subversive and reconnaissance group. He and infantryman Vasyl Plotnikov were the first to start repelling the assault and eventually received lethal gunshot wounds.
By the time the backup led by Lieutenant Chaikovskyi arrived, two other fighters - Vladyslav Nikolaichuk and Ihor Pravdun - had already sustained moderately severe injuries but continued holding off the enemy. The reinforcements made the terrorists retreat under the cover of artillery. The Ukrainian soldiers shelled retreating saboteurs with mortars.
Intelligence sources say that the 15-strong subversive group suffered four fatalities and six injured.