According to Censor.NET he told this to reporters of Russian Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.
"The enemy attacked our positions simultaneously near Yampil on Krasnyi Lyman direction and attacked the city of Siversk from the south where we had a very small garrison (...). I have just returned from the battlefield near Yampil. We suffered big losses in vehicles, weaponry ... " Strelok said.
He also did not rule out that in the evening of the Ukrainian army will be able to break the defense of the terrorists in Yampil.
"On my behalf I would like to express a profound gratitude to the Russian Federation which shows such a powerful support for us," Strelok said.