Operation on Ukrainian troops withdrawal from Debaltseve continues and is nearing its end. This was announced by the ATO speaker Anatolii Stelmakh on air of a Ukrainian TV channel, Censor.NET reports citing lb.ua.
"The operation is at its final stage. Almost all of our soldiers have left, but some of our detachments are still being pulled out," he said.
According to Stelmakh, about 90% of personnel has already withdrawn.
As reported, President Petro Poroshenko announced that 2,475 Ukrainian soldiers have left Debaltseve; six soldiers died when pulling off, over 100 received injuries.
Units that provided fire cover for those withdrawing are still in Debaltseve.
As informed by the InfoResist group, the terrorists are trying to reach Luhanske village in the Marinka district of the Donetsk region; Ukrainian soldiers conduct holding battles.