Ukrainian army fights battle for Luhansk14
- 20.08.2014, 17:43
The military actions are complicated by the use of heavy armaments by terrorists.
It has been stated by the Speaker of the informational and analytical centre of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Andrey Lysenko.
“Chechen mercenaries in Luhansk continue shelling the territory of the city with the use of Grad multiple rocket launcher systems, positioned in eastern quarters of the town. However a considerable part of the town has already been brought back under control of the ATO forces,” he said.
The Ukrainian troops continue the offensive operation, which aim is to divide Donetsk and Horlivka, so that to discontinue supplies of military hardware and fresh troops. Simultaneously Ukrainian military are carrying out raids in the direction of Ilovaisk – Zuhres (Donetsk region).
“The Ukrainian troops continue the offensive operation, which aim is to divide Donetsk and Horlivka, in order to stop supplies of military hardware and fresh troops. Now clashed in the area of Ilovaisk, Yasynuvata, Donetsk, Luhansk and Savur- Mohyla are going on,” he said.
The Ukrainian forces of the Anti-Terrorist operation are trying to isolate Izvaryne, Krasnodon, Kolpakova, Shakhtarsk, Krasnyi Luch and other settlements situated along the Siverskyi Donets river, as over the last two days movement of separate groups of terrorists from that place into Luhansk had been noticed.
“At the same time Ukrainian troops are carrying out raids in the direction of Ilovaisk-Zuhres (Donetsk region),” Lysenko added. “Over the past 24 hours the Ukrainian forces of the ATO have engaged in combat with terrorists in the area of Luzhki, Sontseve, Karpovo-Nadezhdovka, Avdiivka, Sabovka and Shevchenko.”