AFU tank destroyed by Azov gunmen near Mariupol

A tank of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) was destroyed by the gunmen of the nationalistic battalion of the National Guard Azov near Mariupol during the military clash. 

“The military clash between the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) and the Ukrainian nationalistic battalion resulted in destruction of the AFU tank. The law enforcement agencies of Ukraine have started investigation of this incident. The Kiev officials control this issue. Local residents of Mariupol have noticed that the conflict between the nationalistic battalions and the Armed Forces of Ukraine is escalating,” says a statement. 

Besides, on the eve of the “hot phase” of the MikhaMaidan, the Ukrainian soldiers who are on positions in the vicinity of Shirokino have started a riot in relation to their commanders due to not on time rotation. Nationalists from the Azov battalion who must have suppressed the resistance were sent to the area. As a consequence, it has led to the military clash. 

As a result of fire exchange between advance units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the nationalistic battalion there was brought out of operation the AFU tank looking to the nationalistic battalion. 

The radicals also destroyed two MRLS Uragan and one armored vehicle. It is pointed out that about 20 soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU) were differently wounded. 

DONi News Agency