MOSCOW, January 26. /TASS/. The Ukrainian military made unsuccessful attempts to employ combat aircraft to halt the Russian troop advance in Ugledar, adviser to the acting head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Yan Gagin said in a live broadcast on the Rossiya-1 television channel on Thursday.
"Over the past weeks, the enemy has made desperate attempts to use aviation to push us back from these frontiers [in the Ugledar area]. These attempts have failed and it has lost both personnel and equipment," he said.