August 20, 2014
Currently Ukrainian armed forces control the whole town of Ilovaisk
This was reported by spokesman of Information centre of National Security and Defense Council Colonel Andriy Lusenko during traditional press briefing in Kyiv.
The ATO forces continue to attack the positions of terrorists. There are continuing battles for liberation of the towns of Donetsk, Luhansk, Ilovaisk, Krasniy Luch, Shahtarsk. Torez, Snizhne, Zugres, Horlivka and Stanyckno-Luhanske from Russian mercenaries.
Sub-units of Ukrainian armed forces continue operation to take under control the settlement of Blahodatne [Donetsk oblast] and carry out operative activity in Yasynuvata and Zhdanivka. The operation on liberation of Ilovaisk in Donetsk oblast is in process. Currently Ukrainian armed forces control the whole town. There were 3 counter attacks of terrorists using artillery and heavy equipment, they were repelled.
Ukrainian militants keep the Savur-Mohyla hill, Donetsk airport and also prevent the penetration of illegal armed groups and sabotage and reconnaissance groups from Russia.
During the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 32 armed clashes with terrorists in the areas of number of settlements in the ATO zone.