The videos posted on YouTube by pro-Russian separatists and their own comments serve as the evidence of their attack on the positions of the Ukrainian forces in Marinka and as a proof of the violation of the Minsk agreements by the separatists.
In the video of the pro-Russian militants’ channel News Front (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fi8_pIGnTmM&feature=youtu.be&t=404), starting at 6 min. 43 sec., a separatist fighter describes how they conducted a reconnaissance-in-force operation, entered Marinka, advanced through the town, reached the hospital, and swept the territory of the orphanage.
Also, there are videos showing the tanks of combined Russian-separatist forces with tactical markings on them (for example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iX-rV0Ew7Hs) that are shelling Marinka in violation of the ceasefire agreements. At the same time, separatists cynically claim that the Ukrainian forces are shooting at themselves.
The location shown in the video has been identified, and the exact coordinates of the positions, from which the firing at the Ukrainian forces occurred, have been determined: 47.946266, 37.517536.
According to the locals, the separatists advanced towards Marinka from EquiCentre (the equestrian sports complex) and the ponds. The coordinates of those locations are: 47°56′27.5″N 37°31′20.5″E (47.9409605, 37.522366); 47°56′30.9″N 37°31′31.7″E (47.9419056, 37.525472); 47°56′29.1″N 37°31′42.8″E (47.9414079, 37.5285619); 47°56’35″N 37°31’52″E (47.9406470, 37.532183); 47°56′27.2″N 37°32′17.9″E (47.9408958, 37.5383091); 47°56′35.5″N 37°31′38.3″E (47.9431849, 37.5272959); 47°56′39.2″N 37°31′58.1″E (47.9442162, 37.5328106).
The separatists’ own estimates of their forces were 300 to 500 fighters.
Another video of the attack was posted by the separatists on their channel: www.youtube.com/watch?t=398&v=DMpFb8wwwwE
Translated by Sveta Kemblowski
Edited by Max Alginin