MOSCOW, October 25. /TASS/. The Svatovo-Kremennaya defense line is well-built, so Ukrainian units cannot breach it, even though they keep trying, Vitaly Kisilev, an aide to the Interior Minister of the Lugansk People’s Republic, said during a Channel One TV broadcast on Tuesday.
"The defense line in the area of Kremennaya, Svatovo is indeed well fortified, and the Russian army has indeed proved its heroism there. And we have to pay tribute to our servicemen and to the Aerospace Forces, who relentlessly incapacitate enemy equipment and servicemen with surgical precision from lengthy distances. No matter what, they (the Ukrainian armed forces - TASS) still won’t give up trying," he noted.
Kisilev added that as a result of the Ukrainian military’s botched attempt to advance, in particular, using mercenary units in the area of Kremennaya, the allied forces’ artillery wiped out over ten items of armor, and the enemy’s troops were dispersed and eliminated as well, with the intelligence service now mopping up what’s left on that territory. According to him, for the last two weeks, the Ukrainian armed forces have been trying to probe the defense line by sending militant groups of 15 to 50 people without the support of armor equipment.