Ukrainian army repels militant attacks near Mariupol

13:02, 06 March 2015
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Russian-backed militants made another attempt to break through the village of Shyrokyne towards Mariupol on Thursday, the press officer of Sector M (the part of the front line near Mariupol) Oleh Sushynskiy said on Friday, according to local news agency 0629.

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"On March 5, at 1945, 2015 and 2040 the Ukrainian armed forces recorded drones over the eastern outskirts of Mariupol,” he said.

“Later, at 2138, the militants began storming the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Shyrokyne. A grouping of DPR militants, consisting of 20 people, started to storm [Ukrainian positions] with small arms. The attack was repelled.”

"At 2145 the militants fired grenade launchers and small arms on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces in the village of Shyrokyne. The shelling lasted until morning," Sushynskiy said.

"There were no casualties among the personnel of the Ukrainian army. The situation is under control," he added.

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