Militias and security forces accused each other of shelling of the village under Mariupol

© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty in fotoangelo house, injured in the shelling, in Petrovsky district of Donetsk. Archival photoMilitias and security forces accused each other of shelling of the village under Mariupol© RIA Novosti / Sergey Againpretty the image Bank

Ukrainian security forces and militias accused each other of shelling the village of Berdyansk in the South of Donetsk region on Saturday evening.

According to the press center of military operations of Ukraine in the social network Facebook, houses in the village was shelled at 17.40 on Saturday. There were no civilian casualties, but several houses were damaged. Security officers accused the militias in the shelling of the village with mortars, prohibited by the accords.

At the same time, the Deputy commander of the operational command of the self-proclaimed DND Eduard Bacurin stated that the damage appeared in the village due to skirmishes between the Armed forces of Ukraine and militants «Right sector» (movement forbidden in Russia).

«Near the settlement Shirokino (South of the Donetsk region a few kilometers from Mariupol) between the units of 36th separate brigade of Marines and not controlled by the Ukrainian command of the militants «Right sector» began to play… the Showdown ended mutual mortars of different calibers, including the units in the settlements. For this reason, the Ukrainian media have noted the damage in Berdyansk, which was under mortar fire of the Ukrainian security forces,» — said Basurin told reporters.

He noted that the media said about the shelling of mortars and 82 mm. According to him, such kind of weapons could not be used by the militia, besides their positions are too far for this weapon.

«It is important to note that the closest positions of the armed forces of the DNI are at a distance of five or six miles from the fire area. Accordingly, the mines of calibre of 82 mm …our units could not be applied. While the photographs published in the Ukrainian media, the funnel correspond to gaps min caliber 82 mm,» — said Basurin.

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