According to current information, there is an increase in the number of heavy armament in Snizhne and a large number of militants in Yampol.
June 17, 2014
ATO forces ensure the protection and defense of certain sections of the state border of Ukraine, continue to compress the encirclement around settlements and areas where militants are deployed, provide safe movement of the inhabitants of the settlements which are being under the control of militants. According to current information, there is an increase in the number of heavy weapons in the snow and a large number of militants in Yampol.
In Slovyansk fighters deliberately set fire to houses and office buildings after the attacks of these objects. And in eastern Luhansk region a large number of militants who moved as part of the column was revealed.
Groups from the support units of ATO got ambushed by a much superior number of fighters. Other reserve units came to aid. Together terrorist attack was repulsed. As a result, more than 30 militants were killed and wounded. One of soldiers of Ukrainian armed forces was injured, he was evacuated to the hospital.
During day there was an attack on a convoy of military vehicles in the vicinity of the settlement Sobolivka, Ukrainian military decisively repulsed it, no casualties among soldiers. For the past day several objects were destroyed by accurate artillery strikes on militants positions for the elimination of weapons, military equipment and terrorists.
The centers of strain are towns Slovyansk Stanichno-Lugansk. In areas of these settlements terrorists are trying to create reinforced checkpoints, fire and defensive positions. They set radio-controlled explosive devices with the help of foreign experts.