In Mariupol, the Russian occupiers resumed the movement of trucks carrying "dragon's teeth", ammunition, and manpower. Intensive enemy helicopter activity is also observed.
“The occupiers resumed the movement of trucks with ‘dragon's teeth’, ammunition, and manpower towards Berdiansk from Russia. Enemy helicopter activity is also intensive. The occupiers set up a helicopter base in the territory of Azovstal steel works. Mi-8 helicopters [are based there],” Petro Andriushchenko. Adviser to Mariupol Mayor, posted on Telegram.
At least 10 takeoffs were recorded during daylight hours today. The priority direction of flights is Zaporizhzhia region, Andriushchenko added.
According to his information, the military contingent is also increasing rapidly. "In one of the villages in the direction towards Nikolske village, newly mobilized Russians are stationed. This is the third point (camp) of mobilized soldiers in the territory of Mariupol district. Also, a Russian military corps in the amount of approximately 3,000 people is stationed in the villages in the direction of Volnovakha," he added.
Both mobilized and military personnel are accommodated in the empty private houses of the civilian population.
A powerful explosion rang out in Mariupol this morning, leaving part of the city without electricity.