Azov reports about fight in Shyrokyne, another battle under way near Triokhizbenka

15:43, 31 May 2015
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Fighting in the village of Shyrokyne, near the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol in Donetsk region, is under way at the moment; Russian-backed militants are firing on Ukrainian troops from small arms, according to Press Secretary of the Azov Regiment Oleksandr Alferov, reported.

The situation in Shyrokyne is difficult despite the Orthodox holiday Pentecost / Photo from

"At the moment, we hear gunfire again… The day isn't calm today," Alferov said.

According to him, the situation is difficult today despite the fact that the Ukrainians mark the Orthodox holiday Pentecost on Sunday.

"The terrorists continue firing from heavy machine guns. Therefore, the situation is tense, despite the holiday," he added.

Another severe fighting is under way near the village of Triokhizbenka in Luhansk region.

The battle near a destroyed bridge in Triokhizbenka has been lasting since 1100 Kyiv time on Sunday, spokesman for the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) headquarters in Luhansk region Ruslan Tkachuk told Channel 5. Militants are using small arms and rifle-attached grenade launchers.

What is more, the enemy started shelling the outskirts of the town of Schastia shortly after Sunday noon, using 82mm-caliber mortars and heavy machine guns.

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