August 18, 2014
Ukrainian flag over at the building of regional police department in Luhansk
These and the following was reported by NSDC Information centre spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv yesterday on August 17, 2014.
The ATO forces continue to assault at the town of Donetsk, Luhansk. Horlivka, Pervomaisk, Ilovaisk and Krasniy Luch, and also they continue to keep the Savur-Mohyla hill under control and repel the attacks.
Yesterday [August 16, 2014] in course of fierce battle for a district in Luhansk city the ATO forces established Ukrainian flag at the building of regional police department. Also Ukrainian militants liberated the town of Zhdanivka in Donetsk oblast.
Colonel Andriy Lusenko also reported about continuing shelling of Ukrainian territory from the side of Russian Federation and facts of violation of Ukrainian air space by Russian aviation.
On August 17 a column of Russian Military vehicles entered Ukrainian territory through the village of Diakove, the column included 3 ‘Grad’ volley fire systems.