August 1, 2014
However, Ukrainian forces got into ambush and suffered losses in the town of Shahtarsk.
Sub-units of Ukrainian armed forces released the town of Novy Svit [Donetsk oblast] from terrorists. This is reported by the ATO press centre. It is also mentioned that the ATO forces provide the operation along the state borderline.
‘Some units have recently been under constant shelling with ‘Grad’ volley fire systems. The units have been relocated to safe borders’, – the say in the press centre.
At the same time Ukrainian armed forces suffered losses in the town of Shahtarsk.
The ATO press centre reported the following: ‘The forces of the enemy using the terrain conditions in the area of the town of Shahtarsk fired at our sub-units from an ambush. Sub-units that were performing relocation tasks suffered losses. Despite the difficulties of the situation Ukrainian forces accepted the fight and repelled the attack’.
The official sources have reported that 10 soldiers were killed in the battle, 11 disappeared, 13 were wounded. ‘8 bodies have already been removed from the ATO area. The issue of transportation of another 2 bodies is being solved. It is complicated because fighters constantly shell the place of the battle preventing the evacuation of dead bodies’, – the ATO press centre informs.
Earlier ‘Hromadske TV’ referring to volunteers reported that there were 21 killed.