This wasannounced by commander of the 5th specialcompany of the Dnipro-1 battalionVolodymyr Shylov on Channel 5, Censor.NET reports, citingLiga
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"Now the cityNovoazovsk is seized by Russian troops and blocked by tanks.Residents are prohibited to depart. Tomorrow, according to theRussian military, mopping up of the cityis scheduled," Shylov said.
Shylov said thathe received such aninformation from his fighter, who was at acheckpoint in Mariupol, as well as the police officers who were inNovoazovsk. "The Novoazovsk police department was evacuated toMariupol. But strange things happen. Mariupol police has weapons ina warehouse which is located in one of the departments, they arenot armed," he added.
Earlier, speakerof the Information Analysis Center of the NSDC Andrii Lysenkoreported that the situation in the city of Novoazovsk in theDonetsk region remains tough.
Western news media reported yesterday that the Ukrainiantroops retreated to Mariupol.