August 19, 2014
There are continuing fights to take control over Yasynuvata and Zhdanivka in Donetsk oblast
This was reported by Colonel Andriy Lysenko, spokesman of Information Centre of National Security and Defense council
The ATO forces continue to attack and entrench themselves at certain lines in the suburbs of Donetsk, Luhansk, Horlivka, Pervomaisk and concentrate their efforts to keep the Savur-Mohyla hill under their control.
During the last 24 hour attacks of separatists in these areas were successfully repelled. There are continuing fights for the town of Yasynuvata and Zhdanivka in Donetsk oblast.
Ukrainian militants have also blocked the towns of Ilovaisk and Alchevsk. As of 10.00 am the soldiers of the National Guard already released two thirds of the town and cut off the ways to supply manpower and military equipment for Russian mercenaries. In particular 2 KAMAZ vehicles that drew from Donetsk to help mercenaries in Ilovaisk were fired at by Ukrainian militants. One vehicle was destroyed, the other was forced to return to Donetsk.
During the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 24 armed clashes with terrorists in the areas of number of settlements.
This night in the area of village of Derkulske [Luhansk oblast] there was an armed clash of border guard sub-unit with terrorists group armed with small arms including grenade launchers. The militants tried to go to Russian territory. Ukrainian border guards repelled the attack and didn’t give Russian mercenaries possibility to break through the border.