18 Ukrainain servicemen have been killed and 20 others have been injured in the recent clashes in the area of Chigari near the city of Gorlovka in eastern Ukraine, Deputy Defense Minister of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) Eduard Basurin said on May 22. Basurin added that 5 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed in the area of Gomovsky, also near Gorlovka.
Accordign to the DPR deputy defense minister, DPR forces destroyed a Ukrainian battle tank, a BMP armoured vehicle and a US-made counter-battery radar ANTPQ-48.
Basurin also said that 4 civilians had been injured, one DPR serviceman had been killed and two other had been injured as a result of the recent artillery strikes by the Ukrainian side. In the period from May 13 to 21, 4 four civilians were killed and eleven others were injured as a result of artillery strikes by pro-Kiev forces.