"The Luhansk-1 battalion of the police patrol service special force together with the internal troops special forces Omega and Jaguar detachments secured several settlements in Slavianoserbsk district as well as Krymske and Sokolnyky villages," the statement says.
"They engaged into battle between Krymske and Sokolnyky villages. One enemy mortar was destroyed and the other captured in the battle near Siverskyi Donets river," the battalion writes
"Up to 40 militants were killed with the support of BTR-3 and BTR-4 APCs. There are no casualties on our side," the battalion added.