The official representative of the presidential administration on issues of special operations Andrei Lysenko said that the militias have concentrated heavy weapons on the Mariupol direction near the line of collision and actively use it, as well as among them in Shirokino.
"on the Mariupol direction the situation worsened, the enemy concentrated heavy weapons - such as tanks, artillery, howitzers, close to the line of collision, and applies them intensely. As a result of enemy attacks were under fire on our positions in Ninotsminda, the Starognatovk, Shirokino and Berdyansk, " said Lysenko at a press conference on Thursday about the situation in the Donbas over the past day.
first on Wednesday the Deputy head of the people's Council of Donetsk national Republic Denis Putilin said that the Authorities DND independently stated the village Shirokino in Donbass demilitarized zone. He tried to persuade Kiev to Express support for the peace proposals of Donbass. Ukrainian military told that record continued shelling in the area of Shirokino, despite the claims of the self-proclaimed DND. On Thursday, President Francois Hollande said that the army DND withdrew all forces from Shirokino.
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 were about 6, 5 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.