August 27, 2014
Active battles in number of areas of the ATO zone. Russian newcomers
This was reported by spokesman for the Information and Analytics Center of Nationals Security and Defense Council Colonel Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
Currently there are hostilities in the areas of settlements of Starobesheve, Olenivka, Maryinks, Zhdanivka, Luhansk, Donetsk and Ilovaisk.
There continue defensive battles to keep control over Novosvitlivka and Khryshchuvate settlements. The ATO sub-units carry out operative work in Rodakove, Illiriya and Malomykholaivka. There continue battles to keep control over Ilovaisk, driveways and superior heights around it.
Yesterday terrorists made an attempt to attack checkpoint of the ATO forces in Donetsk oblast. The attack was repelled, 8 fighters and weapons were seized.
As a result of artillery attacks at terrorist groups near the settlements of Horlivka and Ilovaisk 3 tanks, 1 armoured combat vehicle, 2 ‘Grad’ systems, 4 mortars, one car and ‘Smerch’ system were destroyed.
‘Smerch’ is a volley fire system of 300 mm caliber that is equipped with prohibited cassette ammunition that has often been used against Ukrainian armed forces. About 200 terrorists have been destroyed. As a response to attack at positions of Ukrainian forces near the settlement of Krasniy Yar artillery destroyed one mortar retatchment and a mortar.
During the last day the ATO forces had 34 armed conflicts with terrorists in the areas of number of settlements including Luhansk and Donetsk airports, Novoazovsk and others.
Donetsk fighters with Russian militants took control over village of Starobesheve in Donetsk oblast. The local hospital has been destroyed. Wounded soldiers have earlier been evacuated from the hospital to Mariupol and Berdyansk.
According to operative data there has been established a headquarters of battalion tactical group of Armed Forces of Russian Federation at the outskirts of settlement of Pobeda. 5 armoured personnel carriers and 1 ‘Kamaz’ with manpower have entered Amvrosiivka. If this tactic group, just as paratroopers of 98 Russian division, has got lost and accidentally came to Ukrainian territory the only thing that remains is to remind that they can go back to Russia if they keep moving in direction to East.