"Friends, we cannot believe that we are alive. I (LB.ua), Markiyan Lyseiko (Ukrinform), Ivan Liubysh-Kirdei, Heorhii Tykhyi (German ARD TV channel) broke out from the encirclement in Ilovaisk and experienced alive day. Once we got under fire at the first ambush, we broke a little forward. We then fell into two other ambushes, the friendly tank was hit in front of us. Shortly speaking, it was our alive day. We escaped with minor injuries of the driver (me) and broken window - about three bullets hit the vehicle. One of the bullets flew through the entire passenger compartment. We miraculously avoided impact of several rockets (or grenades).
We are still alive thanks to our luck, or God's will and our decision to outride the convoy as soon as possible.
Our blood-brothers from the Donbas and Dnipro battalions as well as the Armed forces servicemen are still fighting there. We pray that more of them could come out of this hell. The convoy has no support at all!
And of course we are very grateful to our savior - INFINITY, to Oleksander Radchenko for fast and reliable ride - thanks alot!!!. We will repair the car - it saved four lives!" Maxim Lyovin wrote.