Russian army claims to have seized a huge cache of explosives on a Ukrainian soldier in Luhansk. Russian troops say the Ukrainian soldier was carrying over 300 kg of explosives. Fighting continues to escalate in Luhansk in eastern Ukraine with key settlements of Kreminna and Svatove witnessing intense shelling. The Ukrainian army claims Russian troops have suffered heavy losses in the region in recent days. Western artillery has helped Ukrainian forces escalate their offensive in the region.