Soldiers of the Armed forces of Ukraine (AFU) have advanced two kilometers into the Luhansk region. This was reported in the press center of operations of the combined forces (OOS — replaced the anti-terrorist operation, ATO) in Facebook Wednesday, June 20.
the actions of the leadership of the operation was explained by the fact that fighters of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s Republic “came too close to the fortifications OOS” near the village of Zholobok, after which a decision was made to move positions to create a “safety line”.
“was prepared and carried out a complex of measures with the creation of the strip ensuring a depth of two kilometers on the land defense of one of the brigades of the first echelon”, — stated in the message. The operation lasted two weeks in secrecy.
on 19 June, the Deputy head of the Special monitoring mission OSCE Alexander hug said that the situation in the zone of armed conflict in the Donetsk and Lugansk regions has escalated and is most intense from the beginning of 2018. “The increase in the number of violations of the ceasefire we have seen since mid-may,” said hug.