The anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces continue to liberate populated localities in Luhansk region from terrorists, the ATO press center has reported.
As of the morning of August 18, government troops released the urban village of Chornukhyne.
“The ATO forces have entered and are holding the settlement of Khriashchuvate. Active hostilities are going on near the settlements of Stanytsia Luhanska, Yasynuvata, Zhdanivka, and Nyzhnia Krynka. The blocking of Ilovaisk continues. The cleansing of the settlements of Mala Ivanivka and Andrianivka has been finished. Horlivka has been fully blocked. The isolation of the settlement of Alchevsk is being completed,” reads the statement.
Russian mercenaries are frantically trying to leave these towns, the press center reported.