Donetsk News Agency cites a statement from Colonel Edward Basurin, deputy commander of the DPR Corps of the Ministry of Defense:
Units from the 13 Battalion 58-th commander once again tried to break through the defense of the DPR units in the area of the settlement of Arkhangelsk, but were stopped by fire from authorized weapons and discarded, while the APU suffered losses of up to five people killed.
A similar sortie was undertaken by the Ukrainian security forces in the Donetsk direction. Eduard Basurin states that the 1 battalion of the 30 battalion of the separate mechanized brigade fired at the positions of the DPR troops in the area of the Marinka settlement and attempted to break through the contact line. The military personnel of the DPR army with a return fire discarded the enemy. As a result of the failed Ukrainian attack, the losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces amounted to 4 killed and up to seven wounded.
It is noteworthy that Ukrainian news agencies are silent that the Armed Forces of Ukraine together with nationalist armed groups tried to break through the contact line established by the Minsk agreements.
But in the media of Ukraine (for example, in UNIAN) a remarkable material appeared with reference to the press service of the Defense Ministry, which states that “because of the Russian aggression, Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak lives in the territory of the“ secret section of the military hotel complex ”.
In the Ministry of Defense "Square" on a journalistic investigation about what Poltorak is doing in a rest house, called the "secret department", said that the Minister "took this step with his family for security reasons."