"Terrorists used backstab tactics," – Poltorak commented on withdrawal of militants from Shyrokyne

The withdrawal of terrorists at Shyrokyne in the vicinity of Mariupol is a provocation against the Ukrainian military.

This opinion has been voiced by Defense Minister Stepan Poltorak, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

He suggests that the illegal armed groups can use the situation to accuse Ukraine of violation of the Minsk agreements.

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"They left, but they mined everything. I think they are trying to catch us at least somehow; they are trying to provoke us. They want us to enter Shyrokyne so they can commit terrorist attacks, undermine our divisions, and then accuse us of violation of the Minsk agreements. The terrorists used the backstab tactics," Poltorak said.

"We will fulfill the Minsk agreements. We have to cease fire according to the agreements," the minister added.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n376546