General Staff: Most difficult situation near Avdiivka and Mariupol

15:41, 01 April 2015
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The most difficult situation in the Donbas conflict zone remains near Avdiivka and in the village of Shyrokyne near Mariupol, National Security and Defense Council spokesman Andriy Lysenko said at a briefing in Kyiv on Wednesday, according to an UNIAN correspondent.


"The most troubled situation remains near Avdiivka. Yesterday, the militants attacked using armored vehicles, rocket artillery, and 120mm mortars on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces," Lysenko said.

"The most violent clashes took place in the village of Shyrokyne. The fighting lasted many hours there yesterday. The militants tried to assault our fortified positions, using tanks and 120mm mortars that should have already been withdrawn from the demarcation line according to the Minsk agreements," Lysenko said.

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