Deputy company commander of the 40th mechanized infantry battalion, Senior Lieutenant Lamaka told Censor.NET that at Russian air force fighter planes conducted an air strike at a Ukrainian strong point near Debaltseve at 2:00 p.m. Monday.
"We need cover from the air strikes. This is the second raid of the day," he stated.
At the same time, ATO speaker, Colonel Andrii Lysenko denied this information, adding that "the weather there is non-flying", according to Lb.ua.
Later, information on airstrikes was confirmed by soldiers of the 92nd brigade, who are holding off attacks of the Russian troops and mercenaries in eastern Debaltseve, Liga reports.
"The information about two Russian aircraft is confirmed. They attacked our position in the suburbs," the soldiers stated.
There is currently no information regarding possible casualties.
Another Censor.NET's source reported that at 1:20 p.m. Kyiv time Monday two Su-25 Russian air force strike-fighter planes conducted an airstrike on the positions of the 40th Battalion in the area of Novohryhorivka near Debaltseve.