“The unit of the Southern Military District, together with the border detachment of the FSB of Russia, prevented the violation of the state border of Russia by a sabotage and reconnaissance group from the territory of Ukraine.”
February 21, 2022, at about 6 am Moscow time, in the area of the settlement Mityakinskaya, Rostov region, on the section of the state border of the Russian Federation with Ukraine, the border detachment of the FSB of Russia discovered the penetration of a sabotage and reconnaissance group, reports News with reference to the press service of the Southern Military District.
To detain the sabotage group, the FSB border detachment of Russia requested reinforcements from a subdivision of the Russian armed forces of the Southern Military District allocated for operational cover of the state border.
During the clash, for the emergency evacuation of the sabotage group, two infantry fighting vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine entered the territory of Ukraine across the state border with the Russian Federation.
A unit of the Russian armed forces promptly arrived at the scene of the clash with fire from anti-tank weapons, and both infantry fighting vehicles of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were destroyed.
As a result of the clash, 5 violators of the border of the Russian Federation from the sabotage and reconnaissance group were destroyed.
There were no casualties among the servicemen of the armed forces of the Russian Federation and the border troops of the FSB of Russia.
On telegram channel Joker DPR appeared videowhich, according to the authors, was taken from the helmet camera of one of the dead soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
In Ukraine, the messages of the Russian Defense Ministry were called “fake”. There are no Ukrainian servicemen in the Rostov region, transmits Reuters with reference to the Ukrainian military.
At the headquarters of the Ukrainian Joint Forces Operation, Hromadske also reportedthat the Ukrainian military did not carry out any offensive actions and did not make any attempts to penetrate the territory of the Russian Federation. “Therefore, we cannot have any losses as a result of these actions,” the message says.