"Russian armored vehicles, in the amount totally in sufficient for march on Mariupol or its capture Novoazovsk has indeed crossed the border of Ukraine and dug in near the village of Roza Luxemburg near Novoazovsk.
From early morning, our Army and the National Guard have been taking all the necessary steps.
Donetsk region Governor Serhii Taruta has not left Mariupol and has remained at his workplace all day.
The actions of the Russian military seem to indicate not the intention to invade deep into the territory of Ukraine but as predicted by me and others Putin's preparation for talks on August 26 in Minsk with the President of Ukraine. This is flexing of muscles.
Mariupol is covered by our forces, and there is currently a transfer of reserves.