According to him, 8 Russian tanks were used in the storming. The checkpoint was simultaneously shelled.
"As a result of our response, 1 tank of the terrorists was destroyed, 1 tank captured. On the Ukrainian side, 4 soldiers were killed, 5 were wounded. The militants shot down four of our APC and one mortar. There is no information about losses of the terrorists," Tymchuk wrote.
He also said that the terrorists fired at the positions of the ATO forces on Karachun Mountain near Sloviansk. "Sniper fire wounded one soldier."
"From 5.10 to 5.50 am in Artemovsk, terrorists stormed a military base. One Russian tank was used in the stormimg. THere was shelling from tank guns, small arms and grenade launchers. The assault was repulsed. There are no losses among our forces there," Tymchuk noted.