“Reports claiming that 21 people have been killed are not true. The
numbers are currently being verified. The preliminary information
available indicates that 14 people were killed. Ten of them have been
identified. As far as the other four are concerned, it remains unclear
whether they are separatists or our soldiers,” Dmytrashkivsky said.
Negotiations are currently under way concerning the transfer of the dead bodies and injured soldiers, he said.
The unit was heading to another area when it was trapped in an ambush and came under fire, eh said.