As a result relentless gunfire in the Luhansk oblast during the past 24 hours, 5 civilians were killed and 9 were wounded (including one child) .   

According to the local council press office, electricity and water supplies as well as mobile phone connections have been cut in Luhansk. 

National Security representative Andriy Lysenko reported that 10 Ukrainian Army soldiers were killed during fighting near Shakhtarsk with a further 13 injured. He described Shakhtarsk as a “key (strategic) point” which will drive a wedge between the terrorists in Luhansk and Donetsk regions (hence the determination of terrorists to retain control over the area).

Lysenko also reported that the Russian Federation had set up an “Osa” zenith-rocket system near Malokaterynivka (RF), just 1 km away from the border with Ukraine.  The system is capable of firing 9 km into Ukraine territory.

In addition to Shakhtarsk, fighting continues around Toreza and Snizhny while terrorists also cling on to hold Horlivka, Yasynuvata, Donetsk and Makayivka.

During the past 24 hours, Stepanivka, Marynivka and Krasnohorivka (Donetsk region) were liberated by ATO forces. 


International investigators have uncovered the remains of more victims of flight MH17 at the crash site. Full details are not yet available but Andriy Lysenko reported that the Australian authorities are considering sending civilian and military criminologists to the site. The investigation is headed by Dutch investigators.


The Prosecutors General’s Office has detained former deputy of the National Bank of Ukraine, Boris Prykhodko, on charges of fraudulent activities in February 2014. Other arrests today included “several tens” of former police officers who are accused of aiding and abetting extremists in Eastern Ukraine.

Source: 24

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