SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) officers started to arrest the Ukrainian army soldiers of the 58th Brigade, the Deputy Commander of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Operations Command Eduard Basurin stated during his briefing in the Donetsk News Agency, citing the intelligence information.
‘Provocations near Avdeevka significantly undermined the morale of the Ukrainian soldiers. SBU officers intensified punitive measures against divisions of the 58th independent mechanized infantry brigade to identify unreliable servicemen’, the Deputy Commander said.
According to him, three Ukrainian soldiers were arrested over the past day.
According to the Operations Command, Ukrainian army attacked the DPR positions near Avdeevka twice during the last week to gain control over the strategic Donetsk-Gorlovka road. Both attacks were repelled. According to the DPR Defense Ministry statistics, Kiev junta lost 19 men killed during the combats alone.
Source: Donetsk News Agency