August 1, 2014
Battalion of territorial defense ‘Chernihiv’ detected and destroyed terrorist ambush.
This and the following news have been reported by NSDC Information Centre spokesman Andriy Lysenko during daily press briefing in Kyiv.
Sub-units of the ATO forces have fully released the town of Novy Svit in Donetsk oblast from terrorists and raised the state flag over the administrative building. Currently the works on restoration of life support systems and infrastructure are in process.
The ATO forces provede the conduction of operation along the state border of Ukraine. Separate sub-units that are located in the area of checkpoints Dovzhanskiy, Izvaryne and Chervonopartyzansk and have been under constant shelling by artillery systems including ‘Grad’ volley fire systems are currently relocated to safe borders.
During the last 24 hours terrorists shelled checkpoints and positions of Ukrainian armed forces in the area of settlements of Shahtarsk, Vesela Tarasivka, Bilorichenskiy, Kontarne, Debaltseve, Stukalova balka, Makarove, Grygorivka, Diyakove and Luhansk airport.
The part of shellings was conducted directly from Russian territory. Yesterday at 01.50 pm Ukrainian border checkpoint Grygorivka was shelled with ‘Grad’ volley fire systems from Russian territory. Also the positions of Ukrainian armed forces were shelled from Russian territory. There were about 50 shells from mortars.
Along the shelling of checkpoint Grygorivka from Russian territory Ukrainian armed forces were attacked by 150 terrorists and 3 tanks. Our [Ukrainian] fighters repelled the attack and made terrorists retreat.
Yesterday morning during march in the area of village of Size [Luhansk pblast] battalion of territorial defense ‘Chernihiv’ detected and destroyed terrorist ambush.