The situation in the Eastern regions of Ukraine 28.08.2014 + Maps
Consolidated data of the Information and Analytical Centre of the NSDC of Ukraine 17:00
Military operations in the zone of conflict
Despite the blatant invasion of the Russian troops in Ukraine, the situation in the zone of combat operations was brought under control.
Units of militants move under the cover of gunfire, "Grad" systems and artillery shelling. UAVs are used to adjust fire. Despite the self-evident facts of aggression, the Russians continue to masquerade as terrorist units: using appropriate flags and destroying the signs of belonging to the regular Russian troops.
Shelling from artillery caused the destructive damage to the hospital in Starobesheve. Militants shelled town of Komsomolske (Starobesheve district), several shells hit the local ore mining control administrative building.
Today at 13 o'clock terrorists carried out eight mortar attacks at the Ukrainian military checkpoint in the area of Frunze settlement of Lugansk region. Soldiers returned fire.
ATO Forces artillery fired pointedly guerillas positions in the suburbs of Luhansk and eliminated a group of militants.
Currently it continues the training of military men of the Armed Forces combat support units, who have been called up for military service during the third wave of the partial mobilization in the Dnipropetrovsk region.
Ukrainian patriots who previously served in intelligence units, units for special purposes, airborne troops and marines, renew their skills led by the experienced officers of Operational Command "South" who have experience of fighting against terrorism during the operations in the east of Ukraine.
The program of combat coordination includes the study of combat conducting, tactical and technical characteristics of armament, skills training of the interaction between departments and driving military vehicles in a complex terrain. Special attention is paid to skills in first aid giving and evacuation of the wounded from the battlefield.
According to the General Staff decision, it will not be commented all the information about the movement of divisions and units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
The situation in the conflict zone localities
In Mariupol (Donetsk region) and in Kharkov people stand out readiness to defend their homeland from Russian invasion. In these cities a large number of people drawn to Army Recruiting Offices to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
As a result of attacks "Alchevsk Iron and Steel Plant" in Luhansk region it was completely disconnected of electric networks, the company suspended its work.
On behalf of the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, the representative of Ukraine to the EU Konstantin Eliseev appealed to the EU to convene a special session of the European Council on the situation in Ukraine on 30 August 2014.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania sharply condemned the apparent invasion of the armed forces of the Russian Federation on the territory of Ukraine and called for an immediate debates on the situation in the UN Security Council.
French President Francois Hollande said at the meeting with French diplomats that it would be "intolerable and unacceptable" if it was proved true that the Russian troops had entered Ukrainian territory, as it could be concluded based on the data from Western countries' secret services.
The US Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has stated: "Russian supplied tanks, armored vehicles, artillery and multiple rocket launchers have been insufficient to defeat Ukraine' armed forces. So now an increasing number of Russian troops are intervening directly in fighting on Ukrainian territory. Russia has also sent its newest air defense systems including the SA-22 into eastern Ukraine & is now directly involved in the fighting."