“Night has come and we are under fire again. There is howitzer and mortar shooting in the Perekop area. Our volunteers have been alerted,” Ponomaryov told Interfax.
He did not have information about possible casualties as of yet. Meanwhile, the Slavyansk self-defense headquarters told Interfax that the Ukrainian military force had been mounting on the Slavyansk outskirts.
“Local residents stopped a military convoy in the area of Pavlograd (Dnepropetrovsk region). There were two howitzers and a platoon of soldiers there. They were asked where they were going and why. They said they were headed for Slavyansk. They also said they had no choice because their families would be hurt unless they agreed to go fighting. They are on the way to Slavyansk,” the source told Interfax.