"Ukraine will initiate meeting of the UN Security Council tomorrow (June 5) with regard to yesterday's events in Marinka and blatant violation of Minsk agreement by the pro-Russian militants," he wrote.
The militants launched the offensive on Marinka overnight on Wednesday. It took place after the Russian side had actually disrupted talks in Minsk on Tuesday when the Russian representative Azamat Kulmuhametov had just left the negotiations. The Ukrainian side was forced to use artillery against militants to stop their major offensive committed by the forces consisting of more than 1,000 troops, 10 tanks and a number of Gvozdika self-propelled guns. Ukraine had informed its partners on such a move.
Advisor to the Chairman of the Security Service of Ukraine Markiian Lubkivskyi said citing the SBU counterintelligence that the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation has at least four its operatives involved in the operation killed. According to Presidential Adviser Yurii Biriukov, the combat losses of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the engagement near Marinka totaled of four killed and 39 injured Ukrainian soldiers.