July 22, 2014
The servicemen of the 79-th separate air-mobile brigade have managed to break through the encirclement and carry the wounded to the rear.
A representative of the Airborne Brigade Command has confirmed the information concerning the successful operation of carrying of wounded soldiers out of encirclement. More that 7 days were under heavy rocket and mortar fire from the side of Russian Federation.
According to the data from the source one of the officers of the 4-th company of the 2-nd brigade has heroically organized the withdrawal, has taken responsibility on himself and took soldiers out of encirclement. Meanwhile he specifies that there has been no direct order from the ATO commanders and he’s been action on his own initiative.
According to Yuriy Biruykov 75 people were taken out of the encirclement. There wounded and shell shocked, they are exhausted with a week-long shelling with tanks, mortars and ‘Grads’.
The positions of Ukrainian army in the area surrounded by Russian terrorists remain under the control of the ATO forces. The reinforcement and units of Ukrainian Armed Forces for support and rotation have already been sent to them. The soldiers are given medical care now.
Today is the 7-th day since soldiers of 4-th command 2-nd battalion of 79-th air-mobile brigade are being under heavy fire from the side of Russian Federation.