Ukrainian troops were forced to retreat from the city of Debaltsevo in the Donbass because of the fighters of the 40-th separate mechanized infantry battalion under the Ministry of defense of Ukraine, said the chief of the General staff of Ukraine Viktor Muzhenko.
in January-February 2015 the epicenter of the conflict in the Donbas was the city of debaltseve: the Military were surrounded by militia." Debaltsevsky boiler " was the scene of fierce battles. For a long time, this situation was Not recognized by the government. Later, the Ukrainian authorities had to declare a "planned withdrawal" from Debaltsevo. The strategic importance of the city due to the fact that Debaltseve "language" was issued to the site of the DPR AND LPR, putting at risk the city of Gorlovka, Yenakiyevo, Shakhtersk, Lysychansk And Stakhanov.
in interview to the newspaper "Voice of Ukraine" Muzhenko called the fact that " the 40th battalion opened a passage to Debaltsevo ". According to his statement, 107 soldiers surrendered And in exactly three days were transferred to Kiev militias on their own initiative, without any conditions.
"afterward as the 40th battalion discovered two enemy strong point, it became necessary to close the section of the front width of more than 2 kilometers. And did 23 soldier of the 95th brigade, holding these positions, when subversive groups of the enemy were already in the Debaltsevo. Not a hundred, Not two hundred people, and 23 of the paratrooper. A combined unit of soldiers of the 95th brigade in total about 70 people And a detachment formed on the base of the 1st airmobile battalion of the 79th brigade.. is that for real, extreme stocks