He says: "The Russian regular troops entered the territory of Ukraine from the direction of Taganrog. The border guards and soldiers of the volunteer battalions report this being currently in this area. 30 tanks, light armored vehicles and a living force crossed the border from the Russian side. They deepened 8 kilometers into Ukrainian territory and now control 6 villages near the border. Some of them are the villages of Markyne, Shcherbak, Rozy Luksemburg in particular. The occupants set up checkpoints leaving 3 tanks, 2 armored personnel carriers and a platoon of personnel at each checkpoint and move further. Shots are heard in Novoazovsk suburbs."
"The Russian military does not hide identifying insignia in the occupied territories. The representatives of DPR followed them from the territory of the Russian Federation. They ask locals to tolerate "the unrest" for a few days and promise that "everything will be fine and they will have their own republic after that". Ukrainian military are forced to retreat under the onslaught with the use of artillery and Grad strikes. There are casualties and seriously injured among the border guards and soldiers of the territorial defense battalions. Our soldiers are asking for reinforcements and heavy equipment. They say that otherwise they will not be able to hold Novoazovsk. The way to Mariupol will be open if Novoazovsk is lost according to them," the journalist says.