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 Demilitarization of Shyrokyne does not mean Ukrainian army will leave the village - Turchynov

Demilitarization of Shyrokyne village near Mariupol, the Donetsk region, does not mean that the Ukrainian troops will retreat from the village.

As reported by Censor.NET, this was announced by the NSDC Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov in an interview to Channel 5.

"When we speak of demilitarization, it does not mean that we need to retreat from a village, let's say, of Shyrokyne. We mean that we need to create a permanent OSCE monitoring mission point in Shyrokyne. As of now, they work as follows: they travel around the territory from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. As soon as they leave at 5 p.m., the Russian terrorist groups start shelling," Turchynov said.

He added that under the Minsk agreements, Shyrokyne is under total control of Ukraine.

"If a permanent OSCE station is created there, with OSCE observers, the city will be controlled by the Ukrainian police, ... including the part where terrorists deploy," the NSDC secretary noted.

Turchynov believes that "only under these circumstances can we say that our military units will retreat for a kilometer in order to demilitarize the area and to stop chances for provocations by the Russian terrorist groups."

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