ATO Media Center Spokesman Vladyslav Selezniov did not confirm that militants announced an ultimatum to soldiers, who are on checkpoint No.32 (village of Smile – village of Khoroshe): surrender or be destroyed.
He said in a comment to Ukrainska Pravda.
According to Selezniov, militants fire the checkpoint near Smile from time to time, but in the last two days the situation is calm and controlled there, there are no casulaties. However, he said that the casualties were only among the soldiers, who were sent to aid the military at this point.
Also, Selezniov said that the soldiers on the checkpoint N.32 are equipped with everything they need, including defense facilities, there is coordination with the General Headquarters.
To remind, earlier, blogger Serhiy Ivanov said that near Slovianoserbsk (checkpoint No. 32, village of Smile – village of Khoroshe) soldiers of the 9th Battalion of the territorial defense of Vinnytsia region (military unit 30089) appeared in an ambush. According to him, they almost lack food and water.
“An ultimatum came from the militants: either capture or destruction,” Ivanov said.