Kiev regained control over most of Eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian security forces established control over most of the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk regions - in 23 of 36, said , Andriy Paruby, a Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) of Ukraine. "For today the Ukrainian state authorities control 23 of the 36 regions in the area of ​​the ATO [antiterrorist operation.] In Donetsk region more than two thirds - 13 out of 18 regions, more than half in the Lugansk - 10 of 18," said the head of the National Security Council. According to him, in the areas that have been returned under the control of Ukrainian security officials reactivated the local government, police, and public utilities. Active phase of the special operation continues in the Donetsk region. The second day the Ukrainian military storm Nikolayevka located near Sloviansk. Near Mykolaivka were destroyed six checkpoints of militias and ammunition, and  now  the town is  blocked  by militants. More than 150 volunteers were killed.

"We have the following loses: one soldier was killed and four were wounded. Enemy suffered significant losses, more than 150 people. Six strongholds were destroyed, base and ammunition in Nikolayevka and  Semenovka were destroyed. The main road Kharkov-Rostov are under control," Alexei Dmitrashkovsky, TSN spokesman, said the  TV channel. According to the group "Information resistance" two Ukrainian military were killed.

Separatist leader Igor Girkin (Strelkov) told in  Slovyansk that his fighters without Russia can will stand maximum a week. According to him, Moscow  gave  militia a hope, but "abandoned to their executioners."

"If Russia does not interfere, Novorossia will die very soon. Slovyansk will die much earlier than everyone else," Strelkov is sure. He complained that the supply of  militias is  "completely failed." -02D-

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