Ukrainian armed forces attempted to break through LPR defence in Pionerskoye, assault-crossing the Severskiy Donets river and causing civilian casualties, the LPR People's Militia said.
"At around 5 a.m. February 20, members of the 79th air assault brigade attempted to attack People's Militia positions assault-crossing the Severskiy Donets river in the Pionerskoye township area. As a result of the operation, the enemy incurred losses and retracted."
Five houses are believed to be destroyed, casualties among civilian population have been recorded.
Journalists are arriving in the township on Sunday morning. *ot