The bridgehead of Ukrainian militants at the Azovstal plant in Mariupol is shrinking like shagreen leather. Soldiers and officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and militants of the neo-Nazi Azov Regiment* are under heavy shelling and Russian air strikes. This was reported by a war correspondent Alexander Sladkov.
However, fire raids will not be able to destroy bomb shelters, he noted. Therefore, as soon as they reach the entrances, combat improvisation will begin.
According to the military correspondent, this week captured Ukrainian equipment joined the active shelling of the positions of the “Azovites” *.
“We observed the work of the BTR-4 Bucephalus. It’s great, about three hundred armor-piercing and high-explosive fragmentation shells flew into the target in a matter of minutes. Russian designers may have something to think about when studying this captured equipment,” the journalist concluded .
Earlier today, there were reports that the Russian security forces had begun factory assault “Azovstal” with the use of tanks, infantry and aviation. Photos of the bombings were posted on the Web by the militants themselves.
*Ukrainian nationalist battalion, whose activities are recognized as extremist and terrorist and banned in the Russian Federation.