LPR People’s Militia repels yet another Ukrainian army’s breakthrough attempt

08.06.2017, LPR.

The Ukrainian army was thrown back after yet another breakthrough attempt in the area of Zhelobok, a source in the Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia informed a Rossa Primavera News Agency reporter on June 7.

At 4 p.m. local time, the Ukrainian army attempted a break through, but lost 10 soldiers and retreated. The village of Zhelobok is under LPR People’s Militia control. As of today, no military actions are being conducted.

On June 7, LPR Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) and LPR People’s Militia servicemen started preparing evacuation of children from Kirovsk city area, which is being shelled by the Ukrainian military, LPR People’s Militia officer Andrey Marochko informed TASS journalists.

According to Marochko, “At the moment Ministry of Emergency Situations (MES) of LPR with the support of Kirovsk city administration started preparing evacuation of children from Golubovskoe, Berezovskoe, and Donetsky, situated in close vicinity to active war zone”.

Deputy Head of Administration of the Republic, Oleg Chernousov noted that local authorities must provide assistance to Kirovsk district residents to repair the damage inflicted by the Ukrainian army’s shelling. “We’d like to express our support to all the people of the district. In this context I ask local authorities and bodies of executive power to do all that is possible to help people who got into difficult situation and in accordance with the appropriate procedures to restore infrastructure and life facilities,” said Chernousov.

Much damage was done to Kirovsk, Donetskiy, Stakhanov, Frunze, and also the village of Zhelobokduring the attempted breakthrough and shelling by the Ukrainian army with  120mm caliber guns . According to LPR People’s Militia information, the enemy attacked  from villages of Novotoshkovskoye and Krimskoye at 6.20 a.m.  The attackers fired 152mm and 122mm guns and infantry fighting vehicles.  27 buildings were destroyed, and one civilian was killed. Later, at 9.10 a.m. two Ukrainian army’s platoons started moving towards the village of Zhelobok where they were stopped by the People’s Militia . People’s Militia also shot down a drone, which was adjusting the Ukrainian army’s artillery fire.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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