A representative of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the Mariupol region, Alexander Kindstafer, reported on air during a 112 Ukraine TV channel broadcast that Ukrainian servicemen fully regained control of the town of Shyrokyne in the Donetsk region.
“Yes, a few days ago, militants entirely left their section. Our divisions have taken control of this settlement,” Kindstafer stated.
According to him, pro-Russian separatists mined the town extensively.
“They placed mine traps and dozens of trip wires. Apparently, the purpose of the terrorist is to cause maximum damage to the servicemen of the Ukrainian Army and civilians who want to return to their homes,” he noted.
Earlier, OSCE observers noted that it was “impossible” for civilians to live in Shyrokyne.