Today locals has reported that 4 bodies of Ukrainian border guards were delivered to Shchastye city hospital which is located 20km from Lugansk, and there were also 3 border guards heavily wounded. Later State Border Guard Service posted the report about what happened on the border of Ukraine in Lugansk Region. You can read full report below.
Situation at the border remains tense. Border guards continue carrying out defense of the state border of Ukraine and tasks according to the ATO general plan. During the day the revitalization of sabotage and reconnaissance groups, as well as artillery and mortar attacks from the territory of Russia were recorded.
On August 25, Ukrainian border guards detected sabotage and reconnaissance group (which crossed the border from the territory of Russia) near “Krasna Talivka” border guard division, Luhansk region.
At 03.00 p.m., border guard patrol stopped with automatic fire the movement of saboteurs in the direction of “Krasnovka” (Russia) – “Talove” (Ukraine). Additional operational and combat groups immediately came to the place of battle clash to reinforce. There was a fierce battle that lasted 2.5 hours. Russian subversive group was maintained with fire from mortars, 2 BTR and BMP 2 from the territory of Russia. For the first time since the fighting in the east border guards were fired from two combat helicopters MI-24 with unguided rocket projectiles. Despite strong fire support during combat attackers suffered significant personnel losses. After failing to break through the border, one of the Russian BMP pushed to the place of location of the Russian saboteurs, evacuated personnel together with dead and wounded to the territory of Russia under cover of fire of BTRs and helicopters.
Defending the homeland and defending the state border of Ukraine 4 border guards died and three suffered injuries.
From 10.40 a.m. to 03.30 p.m. (25.08.14), artillery and mortar attacks were carried out on Novoazovsk (Donetsk region).