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Ukrainian army captures eight militants off Mariupol

Two more militants were killed in an engagement in the antiterrorist operation (ATO) area.

Ukrainian army captures eight militants off Mariupol

Eight militants of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) have been captured near Shyrokyne, a spokesman for the Mariupol sector, Vitaliy Kyrylov, has told the 0629 website.

At about 1 p.m. yesterday, the Ukrainian troops discovered 10 militants building a position 2.5 km from the ATO troops' position. Two militants were killed in an engagement and eight more captured. The detained said they are members of the so-called 9th DPR regiment and live on the occupied territory.

Investigation is under way and the captured are being identified.

The capture has probably resulted in a sharp increase in fire attacks in the Mariupol sector. Yesterday the militants opened fire 46 times.