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Events in Ukraine on 15 October 2014.

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Moskal: A critical situation near Bakhmutka,  112 fighters have been surrounded

More than a hundred soldiers were surrounded near Bakhmutka. Armoured vehicles were damaged. A number of soldiers were wounded, killed and captured.  The overall situation remains critical, Chairman of  the Luhansk Regional State Administration Gennady Moskal reported on his webpage.

According to him, several clashes between Ukrainian law enforcement units and terrorists took place on 14 October around a highway not far from Bahmutka in Lugansk region.

"Our position were fired upon by gunmen of the so-called 32nd Cossack separate okrug of the " Donskoy army" under command of Dryomov, which are armed with about 20 tanks and other military hardware," the governor says.

A roadblock controlled by National Guard near the village of Smile, Slovyanoserbsky district, was mortared from 8.00 to 8.40 and then again at 10.10 a.m.

Another clash between rebels and a group of the 24th brigade of the UAF which was on its way to reinforce the 32nd roadblock of the National Guard took place at 11 o'clock. We  lost several armored vehicles.

A group of the 80th air mobile brigade of the UAF, which was going to reinforce national guards, ran in an ambush around 15 o'clock. We  lost several armored vehicles. Information about casualties is still to be verified.

The rebels mortared the stronghold of the 128th brigade near the village of Chornukhino, Popasna district from 20.00 to 20.30 . Another attack was carried out at 21.30. No losses have been reported on our part so far.

A roadblock near the village of Zolote, Popasna district, was fired upon at midnight. One soldier was wounded.

There is no reliable information on the situation in Bakhmutka, the RSA reports.

It is only known that 112 soldiers of the armed forces and the National Guard were surrounded. Several wounded and contused service members were captured, including the battalion commander.

The present situation there can be described as critical.

Attempts of OSCE representatives  to negotiate with the leadership of the so-called "PRL" on the phone regarding ceasing fire  were unsuccessful. The gunmen of the so-called "Donskoy army" are not subordinated to the "PRL", and act at their own chooses,  Moskal says.

40 shell strikes in the past 24 hours: Debaltseve, Donetsk and the Mariupol direction


ATO forces were fired upon by the rebels over 40 times in the past 24 hours; the most intensive attacks were carried out in Debaltsevo, Donetsk and the Mariupol direction, Dmytro Tymchuk wrote on his  Facebook Wall on the morning of October 15.

"Intense terrorist activities were detected in Debaltseve, Donetsk and the Mariupol direction - 20, 9, and 4 attacks respectively using all types of weapons", Tymchuk says.

"Fighting between ATO forces and  Russian terrorist troops took place at the airport in Donetsk (twice), near the settlements of Debaltsevo and Taramchuk", he reported.

ATO Press-centre  also informed that a difficult situation was observed in Debaltsevo. The insurgents fired upon our positions three times over the night and used BM-21 Grad volley fire systems when shelling; they also carried out two attacks on roadblocks of ATO forces".

"Rebels' attacks have been repelled, and our positions are still under control of our troops,"  the press-center said.


OSCE: The militants have attacked a roadblock of ATO forces between Smile and Khoroshe, casualties have been reported

The Lugansk insurgents surrounded and attacked a roadblock between Smile and Khoroshe, a number of soldiers was killed and wounded, the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine reports.

The commander of a roadblock near the town of Frunze informed that the roadblock between Smile and Khoroshe had been surrounded by the rebels on October 14.

He also said that a convoy consisting of 3 armoured personnel carriers was ambushed by the militants about 3 kilometers away from Smile.

According to him, 12 Ukrainian military were wounded, and several killed.

Also, ATO forces lost 2 armoured personnel carriers.

As it has been reported, Head of the ATO press-centre Seleznyov stated that the situation near Bakhmutka was under control, and fighters had enough means at their disposal to defend themselves.

National Security and Defence Council: Laying on peaceful civilians in Sartani was done by a Russian drone

The shell strikes of the village of Sartana near Mariupol resulting in  7 people dead and 18 wounded, were adjusted by a drone, a spokesman for the National Security Council Andriy Lysenko reports.

“An artillery attack on border guards in Sartana was conducted at 4:30 from rebels' positions in the settlement of Shyrokine,” Lysenko said.


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