The operation on liberation of Donetsk and Luhansk has began. – NSDC
This and the following was reported by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
During the last 24 hours Ukrainian armed forces took control over another 3 town – Chernuhine [Luhansk oblast], Bulavinske and Oleksandrivske [Donetsk oblast].
The ATO forces have finished preparations and began operation on liberation of the cities of Luhansk and Donetsk.
‘What concerns the time of finishing of the ATO. Preparation for liberation of these cities has been carried out. This will take much more time than 1-2 days. The plans have been worked out – plans of encirclement and prevention of supply of manpower and military equipment for terrorists. The operation has began. We’ll inform about its positive outcomes’, – Andriy Lysenko said.
During the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 25 armed conflicts with terrorists in the areas of number of settlements.
There are continuing shellings of the sub-units of Ukrainian armed forces from territory of Russian Federation. Yesterday and this night the checkpoint ‘Uspenka’ was shelled with ‘Grad’ volley fire systems. This was the third shelling of the checkpoint, as a result its infrastructure has been completely destroyed.
Source: National Security and Defense Council