Without Any Loss
Glorious operation has become one of the most successful operations in the history of an exclusion of the Russian occupants from the towns of eastern Ukraine. The main peculiarity was that the Ukrainian servicemen used an extraordinary tactics.
If in the course of the deoccupation of Sloviansk and the assault of the most part of other settlements were preliminary to the encirclement and the disconnection from the communications then during the liberation of Toretsk a small assault detachment played the main role.
Ukrainian soldiers entered the town at about 6 a.m., and seized the militants’ headquarters. They heroically deterred the counterattacks of 200 armed militants, reinforced by tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, for eight hours. Our fighters withstood the defence. The occupants suffered heavy casualties and, having abandoned heavy vehicles, escaped to Horlivka and Donetsk.
On the evening of July 21, the Ukrainian army completely controlled Toretsk. Liberators raised state flags over the City Council.