spokesman Vladislav ATO Seleznev.
He said the force ATO informed of the bases and locations of militants “with the support of the local population that actively helps detect massive clusters of terrorists.”
“In the course of ATO in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, the Armed Forces of Ukraine dealt 5 air strikes against the strongholds of the illegal armed groups, and mortar firing positions, bases and camps for militants. Through precise and proven intelligence managed without endangering for local people to destroy a number of positions fighters “- said Seleznev.
He said the militants suffered significant losses: air force destroyed two mortar batteries, 2 tanks, 3 armored personnel carriers, a large number of automotive vehicles and ammunition.
“Near the village. Holmivskyy militants destroyed the base camp, and in the city Perevalsk - stronghold with 2 tanks, 10 armored vehicles, 15 vehicles are. destroyed about 500 fighters. Near the city of Dzerzhinsk destroyed a considerable base militants. It is estimated there killed 500 militants. 2 damaged armored “- said in a statement.
was also discovered and destroyed a stronghold of the militants in the area m.Izvaryne.
” Force ATO strengthened their position in the border area for near skip Izvaryne, which in turn facilitates complete control over the state border of Ukraine “, - said Seleznev.
In turn, the head of the Military-Political Studies, a representative of the” Information resistance “D. TIMCHUK said: “Our estimates losses of militants in recent years are very different from those operated by some members of staff ATO”.
“We have a long time did not give such data for one reason. Our estimates of the losses of militants in recent years are very different from those operated by some members of staff ATO. On the one hand, we do not want to deny officials of security forces. On the other hand - can not duplicate them, that give information, the authenticity of which strongly doubt “- said Timchuk.