"The Russian command has set an urgent task to its divisions and local gangs to paralyze the road in the direction of Mariupol. Also there are recorded attempts of the subversive reconnaissance groups to penetrate the area west of Mariupol to block the Novoazovsk - Odesa E58 route. The Ukrainian troops actively search and neutralize these groups," he wrote.
However, Tymchuk noted that in the area of Mariupol the subversive groups conduct reconnaissance of targets (checkpoints, command posts, positions, base camps of the Ukrainian troops). Also reconnaissance of shooting results is being conducted. The enemy seeks to inflict fire damage to our troops on the front line with the help of intense artillery fire.
"The same scheme (zeroing with subsequent massive fire strikes on stationary targets) is being used by the enemy at Volnovakha direction. Schematics of the objects and evaluation of the firing results are also conducted by the subversive groups," he added.