As reported by Censor.NET
, fighting in this area is regular, and militants use all weapons available. Ukrainian soldiers are attacked by Russian terrorists from Vostok battalion. Most of the battalion's personnel are Russian career soldiers and mercenaries from the Russian Federation. The same composition is in Oplot battalion of the Russian army. This was told by a detained mercenary Valentin Gulak.
Gulak has been fighting alongside terrorists since 2014. He participated in shelling of Ukrainian army in Avdiivka industrial area.