July 16, 2014
There are continuing fierce battles to regain control of the state border. The situation in the border zone of ATO remains difficult.
As the website of State Border System informs frontier guards continue to perform their duties according to the general plan of the ATO. Terrorists and Russian mercenaries continue to make attempts of relocation of armoured vehicles and cars at Ukrainian territory. They also continue to shell locations of border guard units.
Russian Federation continues to concentrate its troops at Ukrainian border. It is known about relocation of the 35-th M]Guards Mechanized Brigade of the Central Association of the Armed Forces that is permanently located in Altai region. Currently the brigade is located close to Chernihiv border unit at a distance of 10-12 km. Also there have been recorded a moving of large amounts of military vehicles and personnel of Russian sub-units to Sumy and Lugansk border units.
During the day the units of state border system located in the state border department ‘Krasna Tavlivka’ have been shelled twice. There are no wounded. 3 radio controlled land-mines have been blown up in the same department.
There’s an ongoing reconnaissance of the positions of units of the state border system with unmanned aerial vehicles. On July 14 at 8 pm there was recorded a flight of unmanned aerial vehicle at an altitude of 1500 meters above the checkpoint ‘Uspenka’ in Donetsk region.