July 31, 2014
There is an ongoing battle to release the town of Pervomaisk of Luhansk oblast.
Maps of the situation in the ATO zone as of July 31 ans July 30 (for comparison) are presented below.
The ATO forces attack the positions of militants. During the last 24 hours Ukrainian artillery and aviation shelled the positions of terrorists outside of settlements. Pilots carried out 11 flights (including 2 on medical evacuation). Artillery carried out 24 firing raids that resulted in destruction of manpower and military equipment of terrorists.
Yesterday near the village of Mospyne in Donetsk oblast the sub-units of Ukrainian armed forces destroyed more that 50 terrorists, sniper and a pillbox in course of reconnaissance operation. Another sniper-spotter was destroyed by Ukrainian border guards not far from the village of Ulyanivske in Donetsk oblast. During the sweeping of the area there was found an ambush of terrorists that were to cover up the sniper. 4 terrorists died. There were no losses among Ukrainian soldiers.
Yesterday the forces of Ukrainian National Guard took control of 3 checkpoints of terrorists in the area of town of debltsevo. Thus the ATO forces tightened the encirclement around pervomaisk-stahanivsk-alchevsk group of terrorists. There is an ongoing battle to release the town of Pervomaisk of Luhansk oblast.
Source: UNIAN.UA, NSDC