"Militants have mined almost every house, left dozens of tripwires, mines, and booby traps. Apparently, they designed a large-scale terrorist attack, seeking to cause maximum damage first of all to civilians, who will try to return to their homes.
"Thanks to the vigilance of our sappers, these hostile intentions have failed. Examination of the area is underway: houses and roads are being demined, unexploded ordnance - eliminated.
"Moreover, our units reinforce their firing positions and are ready to rebuff the enemy at any moment.
"It is noteworthy that according to the Minsk agreements, Shyrokyne falls within the area of responsibility of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.
"Thus, the restoration of control over this settlement by Ukrainian troops is in line with the terms of the above agreements," the report notes.