Censor.NET reports that the Ukrainian military have outflanked the minefields and suddenly appeared in the village. The militants retreated from their positions having no support of heavy weapons. They tried to fight the positions back later but all their attacks were repulsed.
The terrorists have been committing strikes on Zaitseve from heavy artillery every night since then. The Ukrainian servicemen are confident that the attacks are carried out blindly - without a spotter while the militants care two hoots if they hit civilian targets.
The Ukrainian soldiers failed to take the whole village under control. Its part is still under the control of the "DPR" militants headed by the terrorist with the call sign Tagil.