August 26, 2014
Blocked volunteer battalion near Ilovaisk are being shelled with ‘Grad’ systems and self-propelled artillery units
Battalions Donbas, Kryvbas, Myrotvorets, Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn and Dnipro-1 are encircled in the ATO zone in the area of Ilovaisk [Donetsk oblast].
This was reported by the Staff of the national defense of Dnipropetrovsk region citing information from Dnipro-1 battalion.
‘The situation in Ilovaisk remains unchanged. Battalions Donbas, Kryvbas, Myrotvorets, Ivano-Frankivsk, Volyn and Dnipro-1 are being encirled. ‘Grads’ are firing from the side of Troitsk and Khartsyzsk. Self-propelled artillery units fire from Fedorivka, they shell Ilovaisk suburbs from the side of Russian Federation’.
In correspondence of the current situation battalion Dnipro-1 asks President Petro Poroshenko and Defense Minister Valeriy Gheletey to intrude into the situation immediately.
‘You have to make a decision that will change the situation in the east dramatically end exclusively in the interest of Ukrainian forces in the next few hours’.
This morning journalist and member of Personnel Committee Yuriy Butusov have said that the reinforcement in the form of units of the Armed Forces and Ministry of Internal Affairs have been directed to blocked forces near Ilovaisk.