Aug. 25, 2014, 1:58 p.m. - A Ukrainian serviceman stands guard at a Ukrainian National Guard position on the border checkpoint near Novoazovsk after fierce fighting with Russian forces.
Adviser to the Minister of Interior Anton Herashchenko stated that Novoazovsk is in the hands of the Ukrainian army and the pro Russian militamen are fighting near the village of Roza Luxemburg. He wrote about it on his Facebook page, Censor.NET reports.
Herashchenko stated: "For all the fans of being nervous and hysterical at a computer or a TV screen, here is a photo of the reconnaissance group of the Azov special police battalion in downtown Novoazovsk half an hour ago, at 7:00 p.m."
"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.
Inforesist reported earlier that 21 Russian tanks,6 'Grad BM-21',18 KAMAZ trucks & 2 surface-to-air missile system "9K33"(NATO: SA-8 Gecko) invaded Ukraine through Sukhodolsk.
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.