The Ukrainian intelligence service has got proof that "mercenaries for participation in the war in Syria are being recruited by the local military commissariat of the militant-controlled town of Yenakiieve."

According to information available, the logistics support of a grouping of the Russian armed forces in Syria included a flight by an IL-76 aircraft en route from Mozdok in the Republic of North Ossetia-Alania (Russia) to Hemeimeem (Hmeymin) airbase at Latakia, the principal port city of Syria. It also included navigation of the Vologda-50 supply vessel of the Russian Black Sea Fleet heading for the Black Sea across the Bosphorus Strait.