REUTERS

According to Tymchuk, two Ural trucks and one BMP-2 armored vehicle were destroyed, and there were casualties among the militants.

“Ukrainian artillery also fired on the artillery positions of the militants near Alchevsk, where they destroyed positions of the enemy Grad multiple launch rocket systems, to the east of Luhansk, where they destroyed a firing position of the self-propelled howitzer, and near Donetsk, where they fired on the militant positions of 120-mm mortars," Tymchuk said.

In addition, to the left of the Debaltseve salient the group observed the replacement of the so-called “Cossack” units by the united tactical groups consisting of mercenaries and servicemen who arrived from the Russian Federation, Tymchuk said. He said the Cossacks were moved to territory controlled by the Luhansk People’s Republic militant organization.