"No second assault against Marinka has happened. Maybe I was misinterpreted. A shootout is underway there," he said and added that there was no massive assault as in the morning.
Earlier, the media quoted Poroniuk saying that the enemy was supposedly launched a new assault on the positions of the ATO forces.
"The situation began to escalate last night, the enemy began shelling our positions using multiple rocket launchers. Pisky and Vodiane were also hit by the shelling. As a result of these attacks Marinka is still on fire. 20 minutes ago there was an assault of the Ukrainian army positions near Marinka and Krasnohorivka by the illegal armed groups," he said Wednesday afternoon.
Earlier it was reported that the Ukrainian Armed Forces used artillery in response to the militants' attempts to seize Ukrainian territory.