Ukrainian military rebuff attack, take key positions in Starohnativka area in Donetsk region – Defense Ministry

The anti-terrorist operation (ATO) forces in the early hours of Monday during a counterattack took key positions near the village of Starohnativka, Volnovakha district, Donetsk region, formerly held by illegal armed groups, the Defense Ministry of Ukraine reported.

"The enemy was stopped and pushed away for two or three kilometers. Our units took over key heights that were previously controlled by terrorist groups. The enemy suffered considerable losses both in terms of manpower and in equipment. Unfortunately, seven Ukrainian soldiers were injured during the fight," the Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported on its website.

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