Major Oleg Kokarev, the commander of a battalion of the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic said the Ukrainian military are trying to blend in with civilians in an attempt to escape from the encircled city of Mariupol.
There were incidents, when Ukrainian military men were caught wearing women’s clothes. The arrest of one such deserter was captured on video, Kokarev said.
It was said that the DPR troops captured four Ukrainian tanks, two armored vehicles and two Harris communication systems.
Later, Denis Pushilin, the head of the DPR, clarified that the 36th Marine Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was completely defeated.