June 27 is a last day of a ceasefire between attacking Ukrainian army and local self-defense forces. During the ceasefire Ukrainian army have reinforced its positions, brought more arms and tanks to the region, and are combat ready to reengage locals.
After Ukrainian army have broke ceasefire several times this week self-defense forces are more than ready to repel any future Ukrainian army attack.
During reclamation of the checkpoint approximately 20 Ukrainian national guard members have been eliminated. Several more guardsmen were able to flee the scene. Shortly after the shooting Ukrainian helicopter has unloaded its weapons at a checkpoint killing more of its soldiers.
Among documents that were found at the scene were multiple IDs of a radical neo-Nazi groups that Ukrainian military members belonged to. Also found among Ukrainian military possessions was flag of an organization that murdered and set on fire policemen in Kiev during protests earlier this year.
Self-defense forces have also destroyed two armored personnel carriers and captured one.