MELITOPOL, April 9 — RIA Novosti. The names of the Ukrainian military members of the group that were to rescue the leaders of the Ukrainian neo-Nazi Azov regiment from Mariupol and whose Mi-8 helicopter were shot down on Tuesday morning are known. They were named by Ivan Gavrilenka, a member of the shooter group whose video of the interrogation is at the disposal of RIA Novosti.
Ministry of Defense official Russia Major General Igor Konashenkov On April 5, he informed that on the morning of that day in the Mariupol region they had successfully thwarted another attempt by the Kiev regime to evacuate the leaders of the Azov nationalist battalion. Two Ukrainian helicopters Mi-8those trying to break into the city were hit by MANPADS, Konashenkov said.