February 4, 2015
Although Uglegorsk has been under the control of the Ukrainian authorities, local residents report, they have not received any retirement benefits since July, 2014.
Earlier there were numerous reports that Ukrainian forces did not allow the local residents to leave the city in order to use them as human shields. The same practice is applied in other towns by UAF.
NAF is using the strategy of gradually squeezing the Ukrainian troops out, rather then artillery intensive approach, used by UAF.