He said this on broadcast of ‘Channel 5’.
Commander of volunteer regiment ‘Azov’ says there is a possibility of creation of pocket in Donetsk oblast and this would be a tragedy incomparable to Ilovaisk tragedy [there was encirclement of large group of Ukrainian troops. Official sources reported about 100 of killed, unofficial – up to 1000].
According to Andriy Biletskiy, in case Russian fighters decide to attack they would not assault Mariupol but the town of Berdyansk in the area of Berda river. This would permit to cut off Mariupol group.
According to Biletskiy, situation in Donbas is deteriorating. In particular, Novoazovsk area has been activated. During the last day, there were losses among Ukrainian Armed Forces.
‘Everyone understands that they will not attack Mariupol directly, it would be too painful for them. They will attack Berdyansk. This would ‘cut off’ Mariupol group. We can get the pocket incomparable with Ilovaisk one. For some reason we do not strengthen this side’, – said regiment commander.
He added that rumors of the possible attack at Mariupol spread even among ordinary Russian and terrorist fighters.