July 18, 2014
During the last 24 hours the positions of the ATO forces have been shelled19 times, 3 soldiers died
According to UNIAN correspondent this has been reported by spokesman of the Info Centre of the National Security and Defense Council Andriy Lysenko at a briefing in Kyiv.
‘During the last 24 hours illegal armed groups have carried out 19 shelling of the checkpoints and positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces in the areas of the settlements of Lugansk, Kapitanove, Krasnopartizansk, Marinivka, Smolianinove, Muratove, Rozkishne, Kuteinikove, Rozivka, Avdiyivka, Illivka, Maksymilyanivka, Dmytrivka, Nova Nadezhda and also Lugansk airport,’- he said.
‘As a result of battles during the last 24 hours 2 soldiers of Ukrainian Armed Forces and one soldier of the National Guard have been killed, 25 have been wounded. The injured soldiers have been delivered to hospitals and given proper medical care’, – Lysenko informed.
Also according to the data from ‘Inforesist’ group the ATO forces have managed to regroup, tightened the encirclement and moved into the territory controlled by terrorists on a distance of 10-15 km-s.