Fighting in Ukraine Picking Up

Ukraine Coat of ArmsMassive Escalation In Fighting Yesterday, With Focus Back On Shirokino

According to this morning’s ATO Press Center report, the heaviest fighting was seen around the village of Shirokino, on the Azov coast east of Mariupol.

Here, the report says, 15 attacks were recorded over the day, with Russian-backed fighters using mortars, self-propelled artillery and small arms.

During a skirmish near the village yesterday afternoon, troops from the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, supported by the regular army’s 54th reconnaissance battalion, defeated a group of Russian-backed fighters were were attempting to move across the front line.