Special operation of the Ukrainian security forces
in Slavyansk and Kramatorsk, a large-scale military operation of the Ukrainian security forces began with the use of artillery and aviation. As a representative of the people’s militia told ITAR-TASS, “hospitals received an order to evacuate people from the upper floors.” A similar warning, according to him, was received by the city maternity hospital. As a result of the shelling of Slavyansk, according to the militias, more than 20 civilians were killed, more than 30 were injured.
Source: White Book of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation (2nd edition)
2 helicopters were shot down and 14 security forces were liquidated by the militia.
Militia fighters shot down the second helicopter of the armed forces controlled by Kyiv. Earlier, the militia shot down a Ukrainian helicopter on the southeastern outskirts of Slavyansk (Donetsk region) in the Chervony Molochar area. According to a representative of the militia, “intensive shooting is heard in this area, thick black smoke is visible.” In addition, according to the latest data, the fighting is going on in the area of the village of Semenovka. 14 Ukrainian security forces were destroyed today on the territory of the DPR.
The OSCE observers were detained by the people’s militia.
Members of the monitoring mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) were detained by representatives of the people’s militia. This was announced today by the press secretary of the people’s mayor of Slavyansk (Donetsk region) Vyacheslav Ponomarev Stella Khorosheva.
“Yes, indeed they were detained. We advised the OSCE representatives at the moment to refrain from moving around combat facilities. But since they did not take this advice seriously, we were forced to detain them,” she said.