Zoryan Shkiryak, adviser to the Ministry of Interior announced that ATO Forces had wiped out up to five hundred terrorists and destroyed 40 pieces of their military equipment near Rovenky (Luhansk Oblast).
He stated that military intelligence had discovered a Russian mercenary base and heavy military equipment, which were subsequently destroyed by Ukrainian artillery. Shkiryak also reported on the situation in Ilovaysk in Donetsk Oblast. The Donbas Battalion and other military units have received reinforcements, including heavy equipment.
ATO troops have observed a significant decrease in attacks by pro-Russian militants. According to recent reports, the terrorists are trying to retreat to Khartsizk, but Ukrainian forces stand in their way and continue to attack the retreating mercenaries.
Source: www.5.ua, translated by Christine Chraibi