BBC: Ukrainian soldiers killed in battle near Slaviansk
A battle is taking place in a kilometer from a roadblock at town gates in direction of Izyum.
“BBC Ukraine” with reference to Ukrainian law-enforcement officers reports this.
At least eight Ukrainian soldiers are injured in the battle near Slaviansk. Interior Minister of Ukraine Arsen Avakov and commander of the National Guard Stepan Poltorak are in Slaviansk now. Avakov said that there are victims among the Ukrainian soldiers, but a number of casualties remains unknown.
According to the words of correspondent, the battle is taking place in a kilometer from a roadblock at town gates in direction of Izyum.
The counteraction has been lasting at territory of an abandoned enterprise. According to Ukrainian law-enforcement officers, another operation was planned in this district, but assailants tried to take in the rear and the battle began.