Ukrainian battalion "Azov" is against the demilitarization of the village Shirokino in the South of Donetsk region, reported in circulation, published by the press-service of the regiment.
first of the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine reported that considering-hour stay in the village Shirokino in the Donbass, in order to provide the truce in it. The Ukrainian side expressed readiness to provide the demilitarization of the village subject to a complete ceasefire, which will allow it to house nonstop valid observation.
"The withdrawal of Ukrainian troops and the organization of the paragraph on monitoring the ceasefire in Shirokino means the loss of the territory of Ukraine even with the presence of the OSCE mission," - said in the appeal of the regiment, published in Mariupol Internet representation.
"Azov" is convinced that " to give Shirokino is voluntarily open the gate in Mariupol ", and as a result, Ukraine may lose important strategic industry, located in town, and almost half a million of its residents have the opportunity to be under threat.
"According to the Minsk Memorandum of 19 September 2014 not only this settlement shall be under the control of Ukraine, but also of Shanka, located to the East of Shirokino ", - emphasize in the regiment.
"Sure - this direction needs to strengthen the defense, not the withdrawal of troops", they say.
The village Shirokino is currently one of the most "hot spots" of Donbass. It is located on the shore of the Azov sea between the cities of Mariupol (controlled by security officers) and Novoazovsk (controlled by the militia DND). In early February Shirokino was busy " Azov ". Since then, the two sides continue in this area of so-called artillery and mortar duels. The main struggle is for the nameless height in a former pioneer camp "Mayak" - height dominates the landscape, With it you can bombard enemy positions on many miles. Currently the height keeps the " Azov ".
The Ukrainian authorities began in April last year in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of the region. According to the summary data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 6 thousand citizens.
in a special operation were involved several so-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources, among them the battalion " Azov ", which was financed by the oligarch and former Governor of Dnepropetrovsk region Igor Kolomoisky, against whom in Russia prosecuted under the criminal code According to section " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ". The head of the defense Ministry of Ukraine Stepan Poltorak in early April said that the units involved in special operations in the South-East of Ukraine, transferred to the Ukrainian army and the national guard, no volunteer associations in the Donbas is no more.
Authorized self-proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic first declared that "Azov" operates within the Shirokino