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Mariupol residents protest against demilitarization of Shyrokyne

Mariupol residents protest the demilitarization of Shyrokino. Image via 0629 portal
Mariupol residents protest against demilitarization of Shyrokyne

Several thousand residents of the Ukraine-controlled Mariupol took to the streets on May 3 in protest against the withdrawal of Ukrainian troops from the strategic village of Shyrokyne, some 23 km far from the port city, according to 0629 news agency.

Leaders of Mariupol public organizations and civil volunteers addressed the public calling against the demilitarization of Shyrokyne, the bitterly contested village captured by the Azov voluntary regiment in the course of the Debaltseve battle.

Civil volunteers also urged locals to get united, start digging trenches and supply food to Ukrainian troops. The people of Mariupol voiced their protest against the withdrawal of volunteer battalions from Shyrokyne and adopted a resolution to President Poroshenko, the General Staff and the Security and Defense under the title “Not a Single Step Backwards”.

Earlier, representatives of Ukraine and Russia at the OSCE Joint Center for Control and Coordination of the ceasefire in Donbas agreed in April to demilitarize the village of Shyrokyne. Many observers believe this step will pave the way for the capture of Mariupol by the Russian military and their proxies.

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