DONETSK/LUHANSK, July 10. /ITAR-TASS/. An active armed standoff of military units and militias continues in Ukraine’s embattled south-east within the boundaries of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s republics.
According to reports from the region, Ukrainian army's units and the National Guard use armored vehicles, aviation and subversive groups in high-sided trucks that deliver mortar fire on inhabited localities.
The area controlled by Ukrainian security officials is gradually expanding. The number of localities recaptured in the past few days by the Ukrainian army — Sloviansk, Kramatorsk, Druzhkivka and Kostiantynivka now contains one more town in the Donetsk Region — Siversk, which militiamen had tried to turn into a fortified area.