Secretary of the Council of national security and defence of Ukraine (NSDC) Oleksandr Turchynov said that the Mariupol protected by the Ukrainian security services, informs the NSDC.
"Mariupol protected our military from the onset of the aggressor," Turchynov said.
on the first day of the weekend, the Ukrainian Military announced the firing of Mariupol, accusing him of being a militia. The police chief of the Donetsk oblast Vyacheslav Abroskin said that as a result of the shelling killed at least 10 people, many people were injured. The press service of the police of the region emphasized that the city was under bombardment from artillery weapons.
The self-proclaimed militia Donetsk national Republic challenged data security forces about the shelling of Mariupol artillery DND, noting that the forces of the militia in the district of Mariupol no artillery systems, which could fire at this area. According to the messenger of the headquarters of the militia DND, the firing was from the area of the " Old Crimea ", where the Ukrainian Military, and it has the ability to be a provocation.
The Ukrainian authorities began in April in the Donbass military operation against dissatisfied with the February coup d'etat in the region. According to the UN, the victims of the conflict were more than 4, 8 thousands of civilians. The ninth of December in the Donbass began a consistent militias and security forces through the mediation of the OSCE another truce. On January 9, the intensity of attacks in the region has increased.