: :inin Kyiv (EET)

National Security and Defense Council: situation in Eastern Ukraine. Eight Ukrainian soldiers and two volunteers released from militant captivity.


10 Ukrainians held in militant captivity were exchanged on ten militants on the Shchastya–Luhansk road. Ukrainian servicemen of the 17th, 40th and 43rd brigades, 24th assault battalion as well as two volunteers returned home.

In the Luhansk sector, Krymske village was the only hotspot where three armed provocations occurred.

In the Donetsk sector, Russia-backed militants shelled residential districts of Svitlodarsk, damaging infrastructure. Fire exchange was recorded in frontline villages of Luhanske and Lozove. Incessant fighting continues in the airport area. By contrast, ceasefire was holding in the outskirts of Horlivka.

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Ukraine’s Security Service detained a female militant informer who joined “DPR” in November 2014. The militant was detained once she arrived to the government-controlled territory in order to apply for a foreign visa.

Militants continue instigating attacks on the strategically important part of the Kostiantynivka – Yasynovata railroad; most of it government-controlled. Such armed incidents recorded on the area stretching from Novhorodske (Fenolna station) to Verkhnyotoretske (Skotovata station).

In the Mariupol sector, militants instigated armed provocations from Bohdanivka to Shyrokyne. According to Ukrainian intelligence report militants focused their heavy weapons close to the frontline, violating Minsk agreements.

Ukrainian border guards spotted four militant UAVs.

Ukrainian Armed Forces did not incur any lethal casualties; five servicemen were wounded in action in the last 24 hours.

The economic situation is deteriorating on militant-controlled territories where declining living standards and marauding have risen . Militants dismantle industrial equipment at the Horlivka machine-building factory, as well as destroy parts of Chernukhino railroad for scarp metal.

IAC of NDSC

IAC of NDSC

Infotmation-Analytics Center of National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine - official source Anti Terrorist Operation information.
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