Bakhmutka battle: situation difficult, but under control, says ATO headquarters

13:39, 15 October 2014
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The situation at the checkpoint near Bakhmutka, where over 100 Ukrainian soldiers were on Wednesday surrounded by militants, is difficult but under control, ATO headquarters says.


The soldiers manning the checkpoint are in constant communication with ATO command, the press center of the ATO said in a posting in a social network.

Earlier it was reported that one soldier had been killed and five wounded in the attack on the checkpoint by militants. Other Ukrainian soldiers, including a battalion commander, were reported to have been captured.

ATO headquarters said it was providing supporting fire and backup units to relieve the besieged checkpoint.

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