July 30, 2014
Summary of the most important events for the last 24 hours as presented during the press briefing of NSDC on July 30, 2014
Maps of the situation in the ATO zone as of July 30 and July 29 are added below.
These and the following news have been reported today during the press briefing by NSDC Information centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko.
Yesterday at about 11.00 pm there was an explosion in the area of the village of Berestove [Donetsk oblast]. The mine left by terrorists exploded. As the result one woman died, 8 people including one toddler were wounded. Military doctors gave them proper care immediately and sent them to hospital.
The information that terrorists had killed one child and injured 10 more peopele was confirmed. This happened during the firing at a bus with Donetsk residents who were trying to leave the city for the safe area.
Terrorists have established firing positions close to the place of Boeing-777 plane crash. They have brought a lot of heavy artillery there and mined all the approaches to this area. This makes impossible the work of international experts who are trying to get the place and find the cause of the plane crash.
Speaking about the military action in the ATO zone Andriy Lysenko mentioned the following. The ATO forces continue to attack the areas controlled by terrorists. Yesterday the armed forces released the town of Avdiivka [Donetsk oblast] from terrorists. There are continuing fights to release the town of Pervomaisk.
The operation of neutralization of remnants of terrorists and demining of buildings has started in the town of Ilovaisk. Due to liberation of the town of Debaltsevo there has been re-established the supply of arms, ammunition and food to units of Ukrainian armed forces that have been holding back the attacks of terrorists. The evacuation of wounded has been held. After the liberation of the town the sub-units of Ukrainian armed forces found a great number of equipment, ammunition and arms that had been abandoned by Russian mercenaries who were leaving the locality in haste.
At the moment there have been establishe additional checkpoint in the area. It allowed to reinforce the positions of Ukrainian forces and tighten the encirclement around the towns of Horlivka and Donetsk. Thus the most of ways to supply terrorists with resources and illegal armed groups is blocked.