Special monitoring mission of the OSCE informs about the explosions and shooting in the area of residential settlements Shirokino, but in the village itself the mission workers were not allowed. About It reported in the daily report mission working in the conflict area in Eastern Ukraine.
first national people's Deputy of Ukraine Igor Mosiychuk on their page wrote that in Shirokino is a full-scale battle, and the army of the DPR as if he had gone on the offensive. Upon written request of the Deputy chief of staff of the militia DND Eduard Basurin, the self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic does not conduct offensive actions, the message of commissioners of Ukraine about the battle in Shirokino - another provocation.
"The eighth of August, approximately 700 metres East of Berdyansk (18 kilometers East of Mariupol), the commander of the checkpoint of the Ukrainian military power denied SMM in the continuation of the movement towards Shirokino ", - is informed in the report, which notes that the reasons for refusal were not called.
While observers have noticed several flashes of light in Shirokino, " which, According to the commander indicate sniper fire ".
From controlled by the Ukrainian authorities of the village Hydro (19 miles West-Northwest of Mariupol), the mission heard 3 explosions occurred in the South-East, in the vicinity of Shirokino, says the report.
the document also States that the next day, 9 August, the Soldiers of the Ukrainian army told the mission that last night in Shirokino was intensive fighting." Officers of the Ukrainian army and the Russian military From the Joint center for control and coordination (SCCC) in Mariupol and in a controlled DNR Nameless (30 kilometers from Mariupol) then confirmed the data, " added the report.
Shirokino long remained one Of the most "hot spots" in the Donbass. According to OSCE, From the village left for the most part civilians, destroyed 80% of homes. Vice-speaker of the Parliament DND Denis Putilin July 1, said that the authorities of the Republic in the hands of individual said Shirokino demilitarized zone. From the village were withdrawn all divisions of the DNR. This was confirmed by the OSCE observers. Ukrainian military told that there will be saved Ukrainian military presence, but the heavy equipment. Above the head of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that the military will not withdraw from the heights in the area of Mariupol.