Ukraine says its forces take police station in Luhansk, raise national flag

Source: Reuters - Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:07 GMT
Author: Reuters
med-dev hum-war
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Email Print
Leave us a comment

KIEV, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Ukrainian government forces have taken a police station in Luhansk, a city on the border with Russia which has been under the control of pro-Russian separatists since April, and raised the Ukrainian flag there, a military spokesman said on Sunday.

The spokesman, Andriy Lysenko, also told journalists that fresh Russian military equipment has been seen coming into the country from Russia in the past 24 hours, including three Grad missile system. Russian drones had violated Ukrainian air space on 10 occasions, Lysenko added. (Reporting by Natalia Zinets; Writing By Richard Balmforth; Editing by Christian Lowe)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus