An adviser to the Ukrainian mayor of Mariupol, Petr Andryushchenko, reported the death of seven civilians as a result of a shootout in the village of Urzuf in the Mariupol district of the Donetsk region. A day earlier, he wrote on a telegram channel about a shootout in Urzuf on August 11 with the participation of “Kadyrovites”; according to him, after her entry and exit from the village were closed.
According to the Mariupol City Council, a shootout in a village near Mariupol took place between “Kadyrovtsy” and employees of the occupying Russian military commandant’s office. At least four Russian soldiers were killed, and there are casualties and wounded among the civilian population, the council said in a statement.
In Chechnya, information about the incident is denied. Minister of Press of the Republic Akhmad Dudayev called the information “fake” and stated that “not a single representative of the Chechen people has anything to do with this incident.” At the same time, he does not deny the fact of the shootout itself, writes Kavkaz.Realii.
According to the Ukrainian side, representatives of units from Chechnya, whose number is not disclosed, came to Urzuf to rest – the village is located on the shores of the Sea of \u200b\u200bAzov. There, the Chechen military allegedly had a conflict with the military commandant’s office. “They started tearing off each other’s shoulder straps, and a shootout took place,” writes Andryushchenko. According to him, among the dead civilians are two teenage girls.
The ASTRA Telegram channel writes that the journalists got through to the pro-Russian head of the village of Urzuf, Ivan Topuzov, who confirmed the shootout. ASTRA cites the words of the official that he still does not have detailed information, but “the Investigative Committee was working at the scene of the emergency”, and Topuzov was not allowed there, saying: “None of your business.” Ivan Topuzov also confirmed that there were casualties, but he could not give an exact number.