In course of the last day Ukraine lost 7 soldiers, 23 got wounded.
Acting head of the press service of General Staff of Ukrainian Armed Forces Vladyslav Seleznyov informed this.
According to him, in course of the last day illegal armed groups shelled positions of Ukrainian Armed Forces 87 times. The number of settlements which suffered the shelling reaches 30.
Mr. Seleznev underlined that due to battles and shelling of positions of Ukrainian servicemen, during the last day Ukraine lost 7 soldiers. 23 servicemen received wounds of varying severity.
Coordinator of ‘Information Resistance’ group, head of Center of Military and Political Studies, MP Dmytro Tymchuk informed this.
The situation at Debaltsevo has complicated drastically. In course of the last 3 days fighters increased strike power of their flank tactical groups.
According to Dmitriy Tymchuk, terrorist fighters started active offense since yesterday morning. Fire strikes of Ukrainian artillery gave only partial effect. Shelling of concentration areas and ways of attack only postponed the beginning of offense. Despite the losses they suffered (about 11 units of military equipment and several dozens of killed fighters), the enemy began attack in two places simultaneously and attempted to take route Artemivsk-Debaltseve under fire control. The terrorists are trying to cut of the supply lines of Ukrainian forces at Debaltsevo.
The enemy managed to push Ukrainian forces back in several directions. Two massive artillery strikes of Ukrainian army led to partial withdrawal of Russian-terrorist troops.
The situation around Debaltsevo is under control of Ukrainian Armed Forces. Currently there is regrouping of forces and means for further fighting.
The press service of Ukrainian Defense Ministry informed this.
According to the, the route Artemivsk-Debaltsevo was unblocked by Ukrainian forces.
On the contrary, commander of ‘Donbas’ regiment Semen Semenchenko informed that the route had not been unblocked and battles there continue.
Source: unian.ua, Coordinator of ‘Information Resistance’ group Dmytro [Dmitriy] Tymchuk, Ukrainian Defense Ministry, Press Center of anti-terrorist operation