Ukrainian troops are monitoring the waters in the vicinity of Mariupol for the concentration of enemy forces and state for certain that such forces are not observed, although the servicemen are in constant readiness to repel a possible attack, ATO speaker Andrii Lysenko says, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax-Ukraine.
"We have information that allows us to ascertain the concentration of the land forces due to the monitoring of the situation by means of air-defense facilities and means of monitoring the waters. There is no concentration of forces at the sea. But if the enemy attempts to penetrate the Ukrainian territory from the sea, we have prepared special artillery detachments that are specifically engaged in guarding of the coast. They are monitoring the situation over the area of several dozen kilometers and are able to stop the enemy, neutralize it directly on the sea, without letting it to approach," he said at a press briefing in Kyiv on Tuesday.
In addition, Lysenko said that engineering units held exercises on the coast. Some areas are already mined, which would prevent the landing.
"We are constantly monitoring the situation from the air using drones," he said.
All information is transmitted to the Defense Staff of Mariupol, and to the Staff of Sector 'M', which is responsible for the protection of this sector, according to Lysenko.