Armed Forces of Ukraine took control of the road near the liberated Zolote-4 village, where before the sabotage and reconnaissance groups of the enemy and smugglers could get about. This was reported by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation HQ on Facebook.
"The roads where previously the sabotage and reconnaissance groups and smugglers could move around were taken under control...As of now, such actions are impossible," the statement said.
In addition, new positions near the village were set.
"Soldiers of the separate mechanized brigade of the Joint Forces in Popasna – Pervomaiske area, developing defensive positions equipped by the brigades previously, in cooperation with deep reconnaissance, have improved tactical positions creating new bases and other elements of battle dispositions, which later will make an integral security zone" the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported.
Also, in the near future, the village locals will receive humanitarian and social aid.
"The humanitarian and social assistance is being provided for the population of Zolote-4 and the individual needs of its residents are being addressed," the message says.
As it was reported earlier, Zolote village in Luhansk region was taken under control of Armed Forces of Ukraine. Volunteer Roman Donyk wrote on Facebook that it happened on October 30, three weeks after the active phase of the operation. Earlier, Zolote was situated in the grey zone, as well as Katerynivka village.
‘About 300 locals, 40 of whom are school-aged children have been suffering from the absence of social, medical support and authorities, from everyday searches, inspection at the checkpoints and absolute absence of confidence in the future. The village was situated directly at the line of contact. The 'Self-Defense' consisting of the reserve of Joint Forces operation's Commander remained in the village and strengthened the position. The village is taken under full control,’ the volunteer said.
It should be noted that Pervomaisk (Luhansk region) occupied by the LNR (Luhansk People’s Republic) militants is located near Zolote. Besides, there is a same-name checkpoint in Zolote, which operation is being blocked by the illegal armed formations.