Ukrainian security forces have been forced to retreat from the Luhansk airport and the village of Heorhiyivka.
Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council (NSDC) information and analytical center spokesman Andriy Lysenko said this at a briefing in Kyiv on Monday, a Ukrinform correspondent reported.
“Ukrainian servicemen were ordered to make an orderly retreat from the Luhansk airport and the village of Heorhiyivka which is located on the Luhansk-Krasny Luch-Snizhne highway,” Lysenko said.
As it was reported earlier, Russian units started to storm Luhansk airport today. Ukrainian troops retreated due to artillery shelling. “Taking into account these pinpoint attacks, it is the artillery aces from the Russian Armed Forces who are shelling,” Mr Lysenko said.