No dead, four injured in the area of ATO

Source : 112 Ukraine

Militants attacked positions of Ukrainian troops and left their positions in Shyrokyno
14:36, 3 July 2015


Since midnight to 6:00 recorded only three attacks on positions of Ukrainian fighters. Precisely, militants assaulted positions of Ukrainian troops near Rozsadka, Donetsk region, informed spokesman for ATO Alexander Motuzyanyk.

Ukrainian armed forces near Shchastia and Trohizbenka were shelled with 152 mm grenades. As Motuzyanyk said, last evening a clash occurred near Krymske. The militants attempted to attack the soldiers, and the battle on the bridge lasted more than half an hour.

Over the past day four Ukrainian soldiers injured. 

Press center of battalion "Azov" said that militants have left their combat positions in Shyrokino. This might happened due to heavy losses amongst rebels that had been trying to cut off Ukrainian troops from Ukrainian-controlled territory. 

This information was confirmed by ATO press center.

"The militants completely destroyed Shyrokyne, and relocated to the east - toward Sahanka and Bezimenne" - said Motuzyanyk, spokesman for ATO. As previously reported, on July 1, the militants announced Shyrokyne to be demilitarized zone. Later, Ukrainian Ministry of Defence confirmed that they left the village. Shyrokyne is an utmost point of defense on the outskirts of Mariupol. According to the OSCE, all the civilians had left Shyrokyne because of regular shelling. 

Alongside this, from Berdianske, near Marriupol, Donetsk region volunteers announced about evacuating people. The evacuation strts tomorrow. When contacted by 0629, Halyna Odnoroha, local volunteer, shared this information.

“Yesterday Berdianske was under shelling. Several houses, where some people had been still living, are destroyed. The families have lost roof over their heads”, claimed the volunteer. Most of people, who lost their homes, are elderly and disabled. Some of the victims are to move into public housing complexes. Volunteers ask citizens of Mariupol to host few families from Berdianske. 

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