August 14, 2014
The situation at the state border remains difficult
This and the following was reported by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Colonel Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
Yesterday the sub-units of the National Guard took control over the town of Hirske in Luhansk oblast. Ukrainian flag was installed at the buildings of the town concerts house and town administration. Currently checkpoints around the town are being installed by the National Guard. The service at the checkpoints will be carried around the clock. Soon officers of Ministry of Internal affairs department will take measures to stabilize the crime situation in the town and provide public order. There were no losses among Ukrainian soldiers in the operation on liberation of the town.
The town of Hirske is the closest one to the settlements of Pervomaisk and Stakhanov where one of big terrorist groups is being located.
During the last 24 hours the ATO forces had 20 armed conflicts with terrorists groups in different areas of the ATO zone.
The situation at Ukrainian-Russian border remains difficult. During the night there were several clashes with sabotage and reconnaissance groups. Terrorists continue to use controlled mines and bombs. Thus yesterday during the movement of border unit saboteurs blew up 2 bombs. Later border guards detected another terrorist group with mortars close to the border. Ukrainian frontier guards opened fire for effect.