Azov Regiment names aggregate death toll of fights for Shyrokyne
Russian-backed militants have lost more than 800 fighters as killed in action (KIA), wounded in action (WIA) and prisoners of war (POW) in fights for the village of Shyrokyne, near the Ukrainian-controlled city of Mariupol, the Azov Regiment wrote on Facebook on Friday.
"The enemy has left Shyrokyne. Shyrokyne is Ukraine!!! It's not because someone has signed Minsk II, III or IV, but because the enemy has lost more than 800 militants as KIA, WIA and POW in Shyrokyne since the winter offensive by the Azov," the regiment wrote with reference to Commander of the Azov special purpose regiment, MP Andriy Biletskiy.
At the same time, more than 60 Ukrainian soldiers were killed in Shyrokyne, Biletskiy added.
"We all have paid a price – more than 60 KIA's and 200 WIA's. And there is less speculation about [the possible] invasion of Mariupol," he said.
As UNIAN reported, Russian-backed militants withdrew from the village of Shyrokyne.
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