Kyiv, May 30, 2014 – The convoy of five buses, which under the current information had to take the children to the children’s camp “Artek” (Crimea), successfully reached railway station of Luhansk, where children took the train to the Crimes. Earlier the buses were seen at the last checkpoint of terrorists in Slovyansk. The attempts to pass the checkpoint of Ukrainian militaries were not undertaken, that caused the rumors on their missing. “I want to stress on that the information on the shelling or damage of these buses is not true”, – said from the scene the Official speaker of ATO Vladyslav Selezniov during a briefing on the phone in Ukrainian Crisis Media Center.
The Speaker said that the tension in the area of the ATO was growing: “The militants operate in the city of Slovyansk, they fire from residential areas. One of the shells hit the hospital building. I emphasize that the security forces will no way lead shelling of residential neighborhoods, and all the actions are taken by the terrorists to discredit the Ukrainian militaries”,- said Vladyslav Selezniov.
During the last day the terrorists made attempts to break through the encirclement of the Ukrainian militaries in Slovyansk. The militants opened fire on a checkpoint of the Ukrainian militaries. In addition, according to the speaker, after midnight in the village Stanytsya Luhanska three attempts to capture military base to take it under control.
Alarming information is also delivered from the Ukrainian border. “Today during a special operation Ukrainian border guards detained two cars with a certain reserve of ammunition and small arms that crossed the Ukrainian border to support the terrorists in order they could continue terrorist activities on the territory of Ukraine”, – said Mr. Selezniov. Kalashnikov and sniper rifles, machine guns and hand grenade launchers were found in the cars.
Vladyslav Selezniov didn’t confirm the information on the possible visit of the President of Ukraine to the area of ATO after the inauguration, scheduled for June 7. “We learned on the last visit of the acting President of Ukraine when he arrived. For security reasons this information is not disclosed, as well as information on the concentration and further steps of ATO forces,”- said the official speaker of the ATO.