"Almost the entire battalion of terroristscalled Zaria (Dawn) was destroyed as a result of the battle in thearea close to the village of Metalist in Slovianoserbskyi districtof the Luhansk region, said Chepovyi.
He also informed that about 300 terroristswere killed. The armored reconnaissance vehicle BRDM, the KamAZtruck with weapons installed, several MANPADS and a significantamount of small arms were captured during that day.
The armed forces have freed Yampil and Kirovvillages located near the Krasnyi Lyman of the Donetsk region fromthe terrorists. The fortified positions of militants were destroyedwith the help of military aviation and artillery near the villagesof Yampil, Kryva Luka and Illichiovka in Krasnolymansky district ofthe Donetsk region, Chepovyi added.
"UkrainianArmy continues to surround the areas and populated localities wherethe militants are deployed," he said.
The LPR (Luhansk People'sRepublic) forces suffered heave losses in the battle near thevillage of Metalist in the Luhansk region. The terrorists'battalion Zaria was almost entirely destroyed, the media reportedyesterday.