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"At least one armored vehicle was destroyed," he said.

At the same time, according to Tymchuk, a militant artillery battery from the west of Stakhanov is firing on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces on the bridgehead of Debaltseve. An accumulation of armored vehicles has been recorded to the south of Stakhanov made up of about 20 units, including at least seven tanks.

"We have observed the moving of a battalion task group to the bridgehead of Debaltseve, which consists of Russian armed forces supported by local militants. The battalion task group has up to 12 tanks, 25 armored combat vehicles, special vehicles, and an artillery battery," Tymchuk said.