The leader of the Donetsk national Republic Alexander Zakharchenko said that the artillery of the militia have been withdrawn from the separation line in the Donbass and technically had no opportunity to fire at the village of Sartana, subjected to shelling on Sunday.
"Sartana far enough away from the front line, and the Ukrainian military was on their own to do It (to attack the village - ed.). We took their artillery from the contact line. What we have left, it just doesn't get it. I am very sorry that the OSCE does not fix and does not publish reports about our dead civilians. It turns out a one-sided game. Published information about the deceased from the Ukrainian side, "- said Zakharchenko, RIA " Novosti ". On Sunday a Press-the officer of sector " M " (around Mariupol) zone special operations Jaroslav Chepurny said towns by lebedinskoye and Sartana near Mariupol and Shirokino are being shot at. In the end, 3 people lost their life. Chepurny blamed the attacks on militias. Authorized the Ministry of defence DND said that the militia was not involved in the attacks. On Wednesday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stated on the revitalization of the Ukrainian security forces along the line of contact that, according to the Ministry, indicating the possible recovery of hostilities in the South-East of Ukraine. The OSCE experts also say the growth of the fighting around Donetsk, Gorlovka and North-East of Mariupol. According to the defense Ministry of the Donetsk national Republic, for the past week with arms forces of Ukraine shelled residential areas of Mariupol from the village Talakovka. On Sunday, the head of the delegation of the DND in the contact group on the peaceful settlement in the Donbass Denis Putilin said that the parties to the conflict in the Donbas are in a step from beginning hostilities. He said that the guarantors of the Minsk agreements – the leaders of France and Germany – obliged to respond to violations of the Minsk agreements by Kiev authorities.