July 8, 2014
Since the moment of beginning of Anti-terrorist operation territory controlled by terrorists halved
This was declared by the speaker of Informational-analytic Centre of the National Security Council Andriy Lysenko during the briefing.
He said that according to the plan approved by the President concerning liberation of Donetsk and Lugansk region from terrorists the main efforts of ATO forces are focused on destruction of training bases, checkpoints and concentrations of militants, restoration of control over the state border and safe isolation of the conflict zone. Special attention is paid to the prevention of losses among civilians and their safety.
At the same time terrorists don’t stop attacks and diversions. During the last 24 hours illegal armed groups committed 12 attacks at the checkpoints and positions of Ukrainian armed forces near settlements Shchastya, Dovhenke, Nyzhnoderevechko, Krasnopillya, Metalist, Ternove, Stanichno-Luganske, Heorhiyivka, Marianivka, Dovzhanskiy. Terrorists’ tanks shelled the airport “Lugansk”. The spokesman for the National Security Council underlined that fortunately, there are no losses among Ukrainian militants.