Terrorists are trying to capture the bridge in Stanytsia Luhanska: engagement is under way - Sector ‘A’ press officer

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A group of terrorists tried to get the half-ruined bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River in Stanytsia Luhanska village under control today, March 19.

Sector 'A' press officer Volodymyr Korniiaka wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.

His statement reads: "The situation in our sector remains difficult. The directions with the most threatening military posture are Stanytsia Luhanska village and the town of Shchastia.

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"A group of terrorists consisting of five to eight militants has crossed the demarcation line this morning and attempted to take control over the half-ruined bridge in the Stanytsia Luhanska village. The militants opened fire in response to the demand of the Ukrainian military to leave the territory. The engagement is currently under way. There are no casualties among the servicemen of the Armed Forces of Ukraine at the moment.

"The militants' main efforts yesterday were focused on preparation of offensive at the following directions: Luhansk - Shchastia, Luhansk - Stanytsia Luhanska, and along the Bakhmutka road.

"Arrival of numerous military equipment convoys from the territory of the Russian Federation was recorded. The train with equipment and ammunition arrived to Sukhodilsk railway station (Luhansk region.) from the territory of the Russian Federation. About 10 wagons of ammunition and fuel were unloaded at Ilovaisk railway station.

"The Militants of the so-called Luhansk People's Republic are partially withdrawing heavy weapons and equipment from the line of contact simulating fulfillment of Minsk agreements. At the same time the enemy accumulates forces and facilities at training ranges, in training centers and in the area, close to the line of contact. The terrorists keep provoking the ATO forces to engagements," the report reads.

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Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n329173