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MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. The defence ministry of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic has registered the redeployment of tanks and Ukrainian troops to the town of Maryinka from Kurahovo.
"The intelligence of the militias continues registering the facts of movement of military equipment and personnel of the Ukrainian Armed Forces. Six tanks have arrived from Kurahovo [some 30 km from Donetsk] to Maryinka," spokesman Eduard Basurin was quoted by the Donetsk news agency as saying.
Artillery positions of eight self-propelled artillery weapons have been found in the eastern outskirt of the town of Ostroye. In Maryinka, protected artillery positions of these weapons have been registered.
Maryinka was the scene of fierce combat actions between Kiev forces and militias on June 3. Five civilians died and another 124 people were wounded during one day.
Basurin said earlier that 20 troops were killed and another 99 were wounded during the fight for Maryinka. DPR leader Alexander Zakharchenko said the death toll among Kiev troops in Maryinka exceeded 400 people and more than 1,000 others were wounded.