The Council of national security and defence (NSDC) of Ukraine said Thursday that about 100 of the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic have lost their lives in the fighting in the immediate vicinity of Donetsk Maryinka.
yesterday, the Ukrainian security forces told that the militia Wednesday night launched an attack on their positions near Marinka and Krasnogorovka near Donetsk, the Military repelled the attack. DNR authorities called the message of Kiev speculation. The head of the Ministry of defence DND Vladimir Kononov said that the Ukrainian Military on Wednesday began shelling across the front line. DNR believes the actions of security forces to disrupt the Minsk agreements. According to the Deputy commander of the headquarters of the militia DND Eduard Basurin, the day of the shooting, died 16 militants and five civilians.
"in this attack involved up to a thousand people. The attack was repulsed. The enemy used heavy equipment, tanks and mortars. Ukrainian headquarters informed the OSCE that will involve heavy artillery. This Attack is more like a reconnaissance of the Enemy wished to test how quickly we respond to such danger, " said in an interview to the Latvian radio station Baltkom Deputy head of Information-analytical center of the NSDC of Ukraine Volodymyr Field on Thursday.
according to him, in the end, the fighting killed one hundred of the militia." so, at the cost of losing about hundreds of lives militants checked the fortress of defense of the Ukrainian army ", - said Field.
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, 4 thousand people.
The settlement of the situation in the Donbass is discussed, as well as among them, during meetings in Minsk contact group, which since September of last year already took 3 of the document governing the steps to de-escalate the conflict.
One of the most important points signed in February of the Minsk agreements was the constitutional reform, and the enactment of a permanent law on the special status of separate districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions. The agreement notes that decentralization should take place in coordination specifically, the commissioners of these districts, however, the Kiev Authorities are ignoring this provision, arguing about the fact that you are unwilling to have a dialogue with the authorized rebellious territories. Read the full text of the Minsk agreements "