Lugansk Forces Command announced on Friday arresting an Israeli mercenary fighting alongside the Ukrainian troops.

Iran PressEurope: The Israeli prisoner said that the Ukrainian forces are not being provided with enough weapons and suffer from low morale.

The command of the forces of the Lugansk People’s Republic announced on Friday that 38 Ukrainian soldiers were eliminated and Ukrainian military vehicles were destroyed during the confrontations that took place in the past 24 hours.

"During the clashes' last day, the enemy suffered heavy losses in personnel and military equipment, as 38 extremist military personnel were eliminated and eight armored personnel carriers and five Ukrainian military trucks were destroyed," Sputnik news agency quoted the leadership as saying in a statement.