Poroshenko promised to kill the militias "tens and hundreds"
"For every life of our military, the militants will pay dozens and hundreds of their own," said President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko at a meeting with the heads of law enforcement agencies after the death of 30 Ukrainian soldiers in the Luhansk region. It is necessary to find and destroy all those responsible for the death of the Ukrainian security forces, Poroshenko ordered.
The head of the Ukrainian state stressed the need to improve the situation on providing military personnel with personal protective equipment. “It is important that each soldier who is at the checkpoint is equipped with a bulletproof vest and everything necessary,” said Petro Poroshenko.
In the Zelenopolya region of the Luhansk region, according to various sources, the media and various Ukrainian agencies died from 19 to 50 military, injured from 93 to 100 people. The press service of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine confirmed the death of 19 and injured 93 soldiers, according to ITAR-TASS.
According to the adviser to the head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine Zoryan Shkiryak, who killed at least 30 people, at the same time, the spokesman for the ATO headquarters Vladislav Seleznev said that in just a day, the 23 soldiers of the Ukrainian armed forces and the State Border Service died.
Ukrainian servicemen were killed during the shelling of their positions with Grad salvo systems, which Lugansk militia defeated from the Ukrainian army.
Trophy installations "Grad" were also refocused on Lugansk airport. For the past two months, there have been one and a half thousand Ukrainian security officials. From the territory of the air port they conduct a constant mortar shelling of the city.
"Here are our Grads, squeezed from dill. We have few, only two, and few shells, let's hope they get exactly," one of the Lugansk militia told Russia 24.
Ukrainian army launched an attack on Lugansk. The military are trying to dislodge the militia from the city. The attack was preceded by massive shelling. Lugansk militia, for their part, reported that they shot down the Su-25 “Grach” attack aircraft of the Ukrainian army.
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