Kyiv, June 3, 2014. Official spokesman of the anti-terrorist operation Vladyslav Selezniov informed that during the operation air forces were not used in Luhansk. He qualified reports on a fire shot on Luhansk regional state administration building being allegedly made from a military airplane as nonsense. He made this statement during his media briefing in Ukraine Crisis Media Center.
Vladyslav Selezniov informed that the anti-terrorist operation is in its active phase now and battle continues in the vicinity of inhabited localities Chervonyi Lyman and Semenivka. About 300 rebels have recently been liquidated, as reported by the anti-terrorist operation commanders. «Rebels’ forces are running low», – commented Vladyslav Selezniov.
Giving comments on the situation with a border detachment in Luhansk dealing with a separatists’ attack for about 24 hours, Vladyslav Selezniov informed that air power was directed twice to support the border guards, 2 separatists’ roadblocks were destroyed during the airstrikes.
Vladyslav Selezniov confirmed the newest information on losses on the part of Ukrainian military troops: today during convoy movement an armoured personnel carrier was damaged as a result of an ambush; one military man died and 13 wounded (2 of them badly wounded). According to Vladyslav Selezniov, all the wounded have been transported to medical institutions.