Militias of the unrecognized People's Republic of Donetsk took control of the Ukrainian army tank base in the town of Artemovsk.
"At night, we took control of the tank base in Artemovsk, 30 kilometers from Slavyansk. We now have 221 tanks, 288 armored vehicles, 12 self-propelled guns, 18 Grad volley fire systems, 183 infantry fighting vehicles and 12 mortars," the head of the information center "Southeastern Front, Konstantin Knyrik told Interfax.
Earlier, the Ukrainian troops attacked the villages of Semenivka and Nykolaivka. According to self-defense forces, they destroyed a Ukrainian tank, four airborne assault vehicles and a Su-25 fighter jet.
Presidential candidate Ksenia Sobchak, who was accredited for the press conference by Vladimir Putin from Dozhd (Rain) television channel, asked Putin about competition at the coming election
On December 14, President Putin holds his annual Q&A session with Russian and foreign journalists. This conference is considered to be the beginning of his presidential campaign