The situation around the Donetsk airport and near the village of Shirokino in recent days has again escalated, reported in the daily report of the Special OSCE monitoring mission (SMM) for April 20.
in addition, according to observers, the movement of military equipment in the area of security is fixed on either side of the line of contact, reports news Agency. As the mission Workers, in Shirokino there is a " periodic skirmishing during the day, which intensified in the evening and escalated into full-scale battle in the Western part of the village With tanks, mortars, small arms and light weapons ". According to their reports, at the Donetsk airport, the situation is also worsened by Monday evening. The whole evening lasted shooting using tanks and mortars.
SMM also stress in their own report that in some government-controlled settlements actively built fortifications. For example, they call the village Novafrica, Kapitanove, Severodonetsk and Putilina. April 20, the head of administrations of Kiev and Kuibyshev districts of Donetsk Ivan Prikhodko said about the restoration of shelling from the Ukrainian security forces in the area of residential settlements of Fun in the immediate vicinity of Donetsk. Before the first day of the week it was also noted that in the near future in the Donbass will work round-the-clock observation mission of the OSCE. Last Friday, the Special OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine said that may decide around the clock surveillance in the area of residential settlements Shirokino. April 16, Plenipotentiary representative of the self-proclaimed LNR Vladislav Danego said that the Ukrainian authorities deliberately produce armed provocations in Shirokino to apply this Settlement for manipulation. The village Shirokino is currently one of the hotspots of Donbass. It is located on the shore of the Azov sea between the cities of Mariupol (controlled by the security forces) and Novoazovsk (controlled by the militia DND). In early February Shirokino was occupied by the Azov battalion of the Ukrainian machardie. Since then, the two sides continue in this area of so-called artillery and mortar duels. Prior to this, the self-proclaimed head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the Ukrainian Military pulled to Donetsk more than 100 pieces of military hardware in two weeks. Review of Russia's permanent representative to the OSCE Andrey Kelin, action near Shirokino Ukraine and Donetsk have reported about the fact that Kiev is deliberately undermines the work of the Special monitoring mission (SMM) of the OSCE in Ukraine, promoting the idea of UN peacekeepers.