DNR Deputy Minister of Defence Eduard Basurin reported on the operational situation at the front, “Now, Peski and the Donetsk International Airport are under complete control of the VSN. In Gorlovka, we heard gunfire from Dzerzhinsk. We took seven Ukrainian prisoners, including two officers, a lieutenant colonel and a lieutenant. We captured them at the airport as they attempted to attack our positions. Today, the Ukrainian side lost more than 120 dead. In terms of matériel, they lost 5 BMP MICVs, 6 tanks, and a APC. The Ukrainian government now throws recently conscripted untrained levies into the frontline. We successfully beat off all attacks by junta forces without losses”.
21 January 2015