Statements by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko about the capture of the soldiers of the militia DND in Maryinka untrue, said the head of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko.
"I'm honestly amazed Ukrainian media on the numbers of prisoners and the fact that we Marinka left. You know, sometimes they want to give the desired for the reality "- quoted Zakharchenko " Donetsk news Agency ".
"at the current moment in Maryinka we all place kept, are in the middle of a residential settlement. Held at the strategically important crossroads in Krasnogorovka. I think that a single of the Minsk agreement, we have not violated ", - noted the head of the DND. First Zakharchenko said that the loss of the Ukrainian military in the fighting in the area of Marinka "huge" - about 1 thousand security officers were injured and 400 killed and at the same time among the militia killed only fifteen and another 30 were injured. Prior to this, the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that during the fighting in the area of Marinci, as if it were captured 12 soldiers of the militia, and among them one Russian citizen. This Deputy commander of the headquarters of the militia DND Eduard Bacurin said that the man who was captured by Ukrainian military forces, has the opportunity to be a citizen of Russia, but not Russian soldiers. First it was claimed that the Ukrainian authorities Until have no plans to withdraw heavy weapons from the area of Marinka and Krasnogorovka in the Donbass due to the worsening situation on the line of contact with the militia. Recall, on Wednesday the official representative of the presidential administration of Ukraine on problems of special operations in the Donbass Andriy Lysenko and the Prime Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk told about the offensive against militia in the area of Mariinka near Donetsk. However, the militia said that the Military were the first to attempt a breakthrough in the area of Marinci. Zam. the force commander of the militia DND Eduard Baturin said that the shelling from the Ukrainian security forces were a cover for transporting tanks. In addition, he did not rule out that the attack in Marinka may be a red herring in front of a large-scale provocations in Luhansk region.