DPR militants to patrol Shyrokyne together with Ukraine police
The village of Shyrokyne, which is about 20 km far from the Ukrainian controlled city of Mariupol in Donetsk region, will be patrolled by the Ukrainian police jointly with fighters of the Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) terrorist organization, according to Deputy Chief of the General Staff's Command Center, Major General Oleksandr Rozmaznin.
"Under the agreements, Ukrainian police units will work together with the DPR militants in the village. We insist that the territory must be controlled by the Ukrainian police. They will be armed with guns. The will have no machine guns. They will ensure law and order, and protect the OSCE mission there," he said during Ukrainian television channel ICTV's Svoboda Slova (Freedom of Speech) program on July 27.
According to Rozmaznin, there will be no authorities in the village until the Ukrainian military clear the territory of mines and villagers return home.
OSCE representatives are unarmed, therefore the Ukrainian military are entrusted to ensure their security, he added.
As UNIAN reported earlier, the Ukrainian Marine Corps replaced fighters of the National Guard's Donbas Battalion in Shyrokyne.