The headquarters of the ATO told about the battle on the arc Svetlodarsk

В штабе АТО рассказали о бое на Светлодарской дуге

The Ukrainian military has announced heavy losses for the separatists.

Yesterday, December 18, units of the separatists attempted to dislodge Ukrainian troops from their positions in the area of Svetlodarsk arc, in the result, the adversary suffered heavy losses. This reports the press center of staff ATO.

“Around 6 am the Russian occupation troops began artillery training with mortars and cannon artillery… the Enemy considerable force tried to make a workaround strongholds of AFU in the village of Luhansk with the aim to knock out the advanced units of the ATO forces from their positions and to change the line of contact between the parties”, – stated in the message.

According to the Ukrainian military, APU took the fight, during which “took the initiative, threw the enemy and carried out a counterattack into the flank of the enemy.”

“The enemy was forced to retreat, leaving with military assets and equipment of Russian production. According to intelligence reports, the enemy’s losses amounted to at least 25 people were killed and 30 wounded,” – said the headquarters of ATO, but nothing is said about the loss of the APU.

It is also reported that during the previous day, the separatists have repeatedly opened fire on positions of Ukrainian military on the arc Svetlodarsk and surrounding settlements of 122 mm artillery and 120-millimeter mortars.

As a result of shelling damaged civilian infrastructure and power lines. The city of Svetlodarsk and surrounding villages remained without electricity.

As reported Корреспондент.neton the eve on the arc Svetlodarsk battle occurred, which resulted in the AFU suffered heavy losses – according to various data, from five people to several dozen.

Moreover, it was reported that this alleged APU attacked positions of separatists.

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