The commander of the 20th battalion of the People’s Militia of the LPR with the call sign “Jackson” said that the Ukrainian militants, retreating to Artyomovsk, abandoned strategically important heights.

“This fortified area stretches for several kilometers, it was located on dominant, so to speak, strategically important heights. For many years it was fortified and kept here … Either they didn’t want to, or they still couldn’t keep it. He opened the way to Artyomovsk for us,” — he noted.

According to the commander, the Armed Forces of Ukraine could hold their positions there for quite a long time.

In addition, “Jackson” said that the Ukrainian soldiers do not take away their wounded fighters, calling for help.

Formerly LNR Ambassador to Russia Rodion Miroshnik spoke about the fact that allied army went to Artyomovsk.