The military attempted attack on the Mariupol direction, but had to return to their original positions, said on the first day of the week correspondents Deputy chief of staff of the militia of the self-proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Eduard Bacurin.
"Last night, the Ukrainian Military once again grossly violated the Minsk consensus. Early in the morning - in the best traditions of their Nazi predecessors, near the village Starognatovk on the Mariupol direction the enemy attempted to break through the defense DND ", - said Basurin.
according to him, the Military in the six infantry fighting vehicles and six tanks from 7am launched an offensive in the direction of Stroganovka and White Wheatear. This was preceded by a two-hour artillery preparation, was fired from large-caliber guns, MLRS " Grad ", tanks and mortars in the area of human settlements Petrovskoye, Novolasp and White stove.
"in the process of moving the enemy to our positions ensued a fierce battle," - said Basurin. The militia forced the security forces to stand up, "and then retreat to their original positions," he added.
according to his statement, harassing fire on human settlements Petrovskoye, White heater lasted until 10 am.
The military operation against dissatisfied with the coup d'etat of residents of Donbas lasts more than a year. At the talks on February 12 were achieved consensus on stopping the fire, the withdrawal of heavy weapons, introduction to the Constitution of Ukraine changes on decentralization of power and the consolidation of the special status " of certain districts of Donetsk and Lugansk regions ".