“The adversary has suffered serious losses – at least 150 militants have been eliminated, six checkpoints and an ammunition depot in Mykolayivka and Semenivka have been destroyed,” Dmytrashkivsky told Interfax-Ukraine on Thursday evening, July 3.
The Ukrainian army has also taken control over a highway linking the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv with Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia, he said.
The fighting in Mykolayivka continued throughout the day, the spokesman said. Ukrainian government forces first opened fire on the militants’ strongholds around the town and moved forward, he said. They launched an offensive on Thursday evening, he added.