"Almost the entire battalion of terrorists called Zaria (Dawn) was destroyed as a result of the battle in the area close to the village of Metalist in Slovianoserbskyi district of the Luhansk region, said Chepovyi.
He also informed that about 300 terrorists were killed. The armored reconnaissance vehicle BRDM, the KamAZ truck with weapons installed, several MANPADS and a significant amount of small arms were captured during that day.
The armed forces have freed Yampil and Kirov villages located near the Krasnyi Lyman of the Donetsk region from the terrorists. The fortified positions of militants were destroyed with the help of military aviation and artillery near the villages of Yampil, Kryva Luka and Illichiovka in Krasnolymansky district of the Donetsk region, Chepovyi added.
"Ukrainian Army continues to surround the areas and populated localities where the militants are deployed," he said.
The LPR (Luhansk People's Republic) forces suffered heave losses in the battle near the village of Metalist in the Luhansk region. The terrorists' battalion Zaria was almost entirely destroyed, the media reported yesterday.