Fire from enemy tanks and a significant loss fighters. Details of the battle near the Groove

The militants during the day was significantly aggravate the situation near the village of Zholobok, Luhansk.

About it informs the press center of staff ATO in Facebook.

During the day the militants carried out an attempt to seize the strong points of forces of anti-terrorist operation, by expanding the bridgehead near the village of Groove. The enemy used heavy artillery, mortars. With the direction of temporarily occupied settlement of Frunze on the Ukrainian positions with 14.20 and up to 21 hours led to the firing of the enemy tank.

“The attack occurred on a background of bold information intervention in the media space. Traditionally the main information occasion was the allegation of the Ukrainian army offensive in the direction”, – stated in the message.

Now all the enemy’s attempts to capture the Ukrainian position was repulsed, the enemy has received an adequate response.

As at 22.00 losses of militants amount to 25 people – 11 of them killed.

Eyewitnesses reported that in the occupied M. Stakhanov ( Ukr. Kadyivka – ed) has deployed mobile operating, there is a machine for the removal of the bodies and there was a strong movement “soon.”

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Two dead and 11 wounded Ukrainian fighters. Digest ATO

Recall that in the shelling Novoluganskoe the militants were in the backyard and caused to local residents of large losses.