Militant tanks fire on Ukrainian army near Shyrokyne

13:29, 26 February 2015
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Russian-backed militant tanks fired on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces near the village of Shyrokyne not far from Mariupol on Wednesday, February 25, Presidential Administration Deputy Head and the press officer of the Mariupol sector of the front line Valeriy Chaliy said on Thursday, according to local news agency 0629. 


According to Chaliy, on Wednesday the militants tanks twice fired on Ukrainian positions near the village of Shyrokyne.

"Russian-backed militants also fired mortars and small arms twice on the positions of the Ukrainian army near the village of Chermalyk," he said.

"The Ukrainian armed forces suffered no casualties from the militant attacks. In addition, we have recorded no military clashes last night and this morning," Chaliy said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Russian-backed militants have attacked the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces and the towns in eastern Ukraine seven times in the last day.

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