The Ukrainian Military has Not withdrawn its troops from Shirokino according to the plan of demilitarization, said the head of the defense Ministry proclaimed Donetsk national Republic Vladimir Kononov.
"I hope that sanity the Ukrainian side will prevail. We, With his own hand, had already withdrawn our units. Don't want to mindlessly sacrifice the lives and health of our soldiers ", – he said, reports " Donetsk news Agency ". Yesterday in the General center of observation and coordination of the ceasefire reported that Kiev had opposed the inclusion of authorized DND on the Supervisory group in Shirokino. On Thursday, the Ministry of defense of Ukraine assured that from residential settlements Shirokino displayed all the militia units. The village Shirokino is located on the shore of the sea of Azov between Mariupol (controlled by Ukrainian security forces and Donetsk region (controlled by the militia DND). In early February Shirokino was taken by the soldiers of the Ukrainian battalion " Azov ", but then retreated. Since then, the two sides continue in this area of so-called artillery and mortar duels.