LUGANSK, October 17. /TASS/. The Ukrainian Armed Forces deployed up to 2,500 troops to the cities of Artyomovsk and Soledar in the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) in the past week, the Lugansk People’s Republic’s militia officer Andrey Marochko told TASS on Monday.
"In the past week, the enemy deployed up to 2,500 reinforcement troops to the area near Soledar and Artyomovsk but these reinforcements are already gone," he said.
According to LPR intelligence, Ukrainian forces are suffering huge losses. "In particular, the 20th battalion medical post of the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade lost over 60% of troops, which caused service members to refuse to go into battle and the battalions were withdrawn to the Chasov Yar area," Marochko said.