March 18, after 2 a.m., a group of militants attempted to break into the village Trokhizbenka, Novoaydarsky region, the Lugansk State Regional Administration reports.
About 15 people armed with machine guns and grenade launchers tried to move to the territory controlled by Ukraine, by the destroyed bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River (which forms the boundary fire line), but they were repelled by the Ukrainian military fire.
Last summer, the bridge over the Siverskyi Donets River (around Trokhizbenka) was blown up by militants during their retreat (terrorists tried to prevent Ukrainian military equipment from crossing the river). Two bridge clearances collapsed, nevertheless pedestrians continued to cross the river over them during battle lull.
EMPR, Ievgen Reznik contributed to this article.