"A mixed group of militants and Russian mercenaries of up to a reinforced company, including 130 persons, four tanks, six trucks, six D-30 howitzers and a mortar battery, has arrived in the village of Bezimenne of the Novoazovskiy district from the territory of the Russian Federation," he said

"In addition, the group also included the intelligence group of 17 people of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Federation, three sport utility vehicles and a van," Tymchuk said.