A column of Russian military equipment, on Friday, crossed the border of Ukraine in the area of Izvaryne checkpoint, trying to break through to help militants in besieged Luhansk, spokesman of the National Security and Defence Council's Information and Analytical Centre Andriy Lysenko said.
When asked why the column was not destroyed from the air, Lysenko said that this border area is not controlled by the ATO. "But I assure you that what has got here, will not be released," he said. The number of technique and composition of the column is specified, according to the NSDC. As reported, on Friday night, journalist of the British newspaper Guardian reported that he saw a column of 20 Russian armored vehicles and army trucks cross the Russia-Ukraine border in the region of Donetsk, Rostov region. According to him, Western journalists for the first time saw the movement of Russian military equipment to Ukraine. Later, the NSDC confirmed this information.