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MOSCOW, August 31, /ITAR-TASS/. Donetsk militiamen on Sunday knocked out of action a Ukrainian patrol gunboat in the Sea of Azov, Nororossia news agency said.
According to the report, the incident took place in the Gulf of Taganrog near the townships of Shirokino and Bezymennoye, ten to twenty kilometers to the east of the coast city of Mariupol.
In the meantime, some Ukrainian media said two coastal guard gunboats had undergone gunfire. They indicated that the incident occurred at around 15:20 East-European Daylight Saving Time (12:20 GMT).