Russian-proxy forces attack Ukrainian positions at Mariupol, after which they demand ceasefire

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War in the Donbas

On 13 April 2015, Channel-5 learned that at approximately 1 a.m. Russian forces and their proxies had renewed their attacks on settlements leading to Mariupol, especially near Shyrokyne. The aggression continued until well after 6 a.m., at which time the pro-Russian fighters themselves called for a ceasefire, according to media spokesperson for Sector “M”, Dmytro Horbunov.

He stated that the Russian attackers opened fire on the flank of the Ukrainian military position from one tank, together with a barrage from 120 mm mortars. The Ukrainian defenders returned fire, but only with weapons that have been agreed upon as permissible.

Fighters of the Azov regiment have stated that they were successful in destroying the enemy’s available machine gun as well as a sniper. The success of the army’s actions resulted in a demand initiated by the pro-Russian fighters at about 7 a.m. for a ceasefire.

The Ukrainian volunteer fighters have their own description of these events on the social media site for their regiment: “At 5:30 a.m. the terrorists, obviously dissatisfied with their results from the previous day’s actions, once again opened fire on the Azov positions from tanks and mortars. The aggression of the pro-Russian terrorists has a very simple explanation: we have learned today that it was in retaliation for their losses yesterday, when Azov fighters killed two terrorists, a machine gunner, and a sniper”.

Sympathies were not offered, since, as the saying goes, “Why did you come here in the first place?” the fighters stated sarcastically on their website post.

A representative for the staff of sector “M” stated that the situation in the vicinity of Mariupol remains extremely tense, but is completely under the control of the Ukrainian military.

Specifically, on 12 April 2015 from 5 p.m. and following, the enemy violated the terms of the Minsk Memorandum six times: four of those times with contraband heavy weapons, once with a tank, and once using 82 mm and 120 mm mortars.

Further, near 1 a.m. until after 6 a.m. the criminals shelled the positions of our military personnel. Ukrainian soldiers and artillerymen returned fire with 82 mm mortars, a permissible weapon under the Minsk Memorandum. The success of the defensive actions resulted in a call for a ceasefire on the part of the pro-Russian forces and their proxies themselves.

Translated by: Jeffrey Stephaniuk

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  • Dirk Smith

    Slava Azov!!

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  • Hurd Harley

    It’s ridiculous that we keep answering their heavy artillery with the small mortars. I just don’t get it.

  • Dean Venture

    Russian logic at its best.

  • Michel Cloarec

    Well done ! Azov regiment deserves all supports possible !

  • peperazzi

    There seems to be mutual vendetta, once shootings from UAF, once from NAF, etc. And at the end, nobody knows who shot first…
    April 12, 2015,

  • Randolph Carter

    What great news to wake up to! Congratulations, brave soldiers of Azov!

  • Turtler

    Riiight. The genius who uses emoticons and makes basic, stupid grammar mistakes is criticizing others for “kindergarten quality of writing.”

    Firstly, this is all a fucking worthless and/or.

    Almost every modern day border in Eastern Europe has been drawn up or altered by the Bolsheviks. Including that between Germany and its’ Eastern and Southern neighbors. But I don’t see you fuckheads complaining about the base illegitimacy of-say- the Polish-Belarusian border, the German-Czech border, or Russia’s holding of Koningsberg (a German city for more than a millennia).

    That’s because even if the Bolsheviks themselves and the changes they made had no legitimacy from them, people have accepted them for various reasons. In part because it’s been so long, the people who did the actual crimes underwriting the border are dead, and the people living now want them to stay where they are. And while the Bolsheviks were illegitimate, the will of the people is not.

    Clearly, all parties- ESPECIALLY RUSSIA- had absolutely no complaints with recognizing the legitimacy of Ukraine’s contemporary borders in the nineties. And as long as a pro-Kremlin stooge was in power in Kyiv. So let’s drop the charade, shall we? This has nothing to do with righting the wrong of the evil Bolsheviks. This is a power grab by hypocritical psychopaths, as shown-again- by the fact that you can’t keep a straight line.

    As for the evolution of the term Ukrainian, that isn’t surprising. But I notice the source you sight is somewhat obscured at best.

    “Had an inevitable common root with the Russians..”

    This is akin to saying that Saxony has a common origin with Anglo-Saxons. Not because on group is a newly spun separatist like the other. It means that they separately evolved from a common ancestor. In Russia and Ukraine (or Ruthenia’s) case, that would be Kyivan Rus (and “Rus” by the way is shorthand for “Scandinavian”, after the ruling castes up North). In Saxony and the Anglo-Saxon case it would be the ancient Saxons who split between Going West over the Channel and South to modern day Saxony.

    After the Mongol invasions communications between the nascent Russia and nascent Ukraine would not be restored for centuries, during which time both sides developed rather different identities out of the common origin. Something that Russian (or “Rossiyan”) Imperialists have been trying to obfuscate or suppress for centuries. Including the same Bolsheviks who marched through Ukraine and subjugated it with primarily Russian troops.

    Kinda convenient you’re not mentioning that, isn’t it?

    • Michel Cloarec

      Idiot, that is RT manipulation of video !

  • Turtler

    You do realize that would also include the news CRITICAL of the CIA, as well as the news that contradicts itself?

    And the “news” that broadcast the video you had?

    Life is so much easier to understand when you’re terminally stupid.