Censor.NET cites a source saying that "Fierce fighting continues at the border. According to the results of the day, we can say that the Russian mercenaries opened a real Ukrainian-Russian front. The situation requires immediate convocation of a meeting of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine. The Russian soldiers operating under the guise of the local militants have equipped a fortified area near the Dolzhanskyi border checkpoint in the Donetsk region near Snizhne. The enemy uses tanks, armored personnel carriers, anti-tank missiles, anti-aircraft artillery systems, heavy machine guns, and mortars. The terrorists are trying to disrupt the operation of the Ukrainian troops to protect the border. Airmobile brigade and army special forces, supported by helicopter gunships, cut off communication between the Russian terrorists. Our troops continue to attack which resulted in large number of casualties among the terrorists. A large number of the militants are Russian citizens.
"Today Ukrainian troops suffered heavy losses in the battle with the Russian mercenaries. 79th airmobile brigade units from Mykolaiv were ambushed. Also the 3rd Special Forces Regiment reconnaissance units from Kirovograd had to endure a fierce battle," the source noted.
According to the source, three Ukrainian soldiers killed (two from the 79th airmobile brigade, and one from the 3rd Special Forces Regiment) and 26 were injured. 16 wounded paratroopers were taken to Dnipropetrovsk where they were provided with all the necessary medical assistance.
Eternal rest and memory to the heroes who fell in the battle for freedom and independence of our country ..."