Ukrainian military told about the capture of six of the militia during the battle near the village of birch Donetsk region.
"near the village of birch Soldiers APU was not allowed breakthrough group of terrorists who tried to get to Mariupol. In the process a small battle, one militant was destroyed, and six taken prisoner. From our side received no damage, " he said on the last working day of the week at a press conference official authorized the administration of the President on problems of special operations Alexander Matusevich.
The birch village is located in Maryino district, approximately 20 kilometers from Donetsk and approximately 65 kilometers from Mariupol.
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 people. The problem of settlement of the Ukrainian fall under negotiation in different formats, for example, at the meetings of the contact group in Minsk With the mediation of Russia and the OSCE.
The next meeting of the contact group on February 12 ended with the adoption of a package of measures on execution of the Minsk agreements, involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas With fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone. Soon after informing truce in the Donbass resumed shooting, the parties blame each other in violation of the "silence" and report that conduct only return fire.
dialogues " channel four ", held on 12 February came amid a sharp escalation of the situation in the Donbass, provoked by the Ukrainian security forces, which increased the forces began to storm the position of the militia. Following the meeting, the leaders of Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany adopted a set of measures involving, for example, the ceasefire in the Donbas With fifteen February, the withdrawal of heavy weapons and the development of the security zone.