LPR People’s Militia neutralized a reconnaissance and sabotage squad of Ukrainian armed forces in vicinity of Zhelobok township, Slavyanoserbskiy district, said LPR Defence Ministry spokesman Andrey Marochko.

 

Marochko

 

“Yesterday in vicinity of Zhelobok township a group of six raiders of Ukrainian armed forces 24 brigade attempted to outflank People’s militia positions and get to Donetskiy township to carry out sabotage and terror acts. The group was discovered and liquidated. One LPR militiaman sustained injury in a gunfight.”

 

“The team was equipped with explosive materials, detonators and submunitions,” Marochko added.

 

Earlier in the day People’s Militia Command chief Colonel Oleg Anaschenko said that Ukrainian command has intensified reconnaissance operations along the contact line, using unmanned aerial vehicles banned under the Minsk Agreements.