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About 80 Ukrainian troops were wounded and killed and seven taken prisoner.
“In the Donetsk area, the fascists are shelling from artillery weapons residential neighbourhoods on the southwest outskirts of Donetsk and in Yenakiyevo. Two civilians have been killed and one injured,” the bureau said.
“In the Luhansk area the South East Army in a fast advance liberated from the fascists Illiriya, Petrovskoye, Shchetovo, Kazakovka, Krasny Kut, Proletarsky, Kamenka” and established control over several other settlements. “The operation to search and destroy enemy’s sabotage and reconnaissance groups and small isolated groups that have failed to back track, finding themselves in the rear of the advancing militia forces, continues,” says the command of the Southeast Army.
“In the Mariupol area, the enemy’s main efforts were concentrated on holding the occupied positions at the approaches to the city, terrain reinforcement and on building fortifications,” the report says.
According to the local residents, Ukrainian security forces’ reconnaissance and sabotage groups in civilian clothes have been active in populated localities near Mariupol.