The families of the Russian service members, who had been settled in the Azov Sea coast near the ruined city of Mariupol, have begun to urgently evacuate their illegally obtained dwellings, Mariupol mayoral advisor Petro Andryushchenko reported via Telegram messenger on Aug. 12. He claims this is connected with the recent explosions at the airfield in Crimea.
"After the Crimean ‘flaps’, all the families of the military occupiers urgently left the coast from the village of Melekine to the village of Bilosarayska Kosa,” he wrote.
“At the same time, the number of guards around Ivashchenko (collaborator and pseudo-mayor of Mariupol Kostyantyn Ivashchenko — ed.) in-creased from four to seven. Fear reigns among the collaborators and leaders of the Mariupol occupiers. And this is good news.”
Earlier, the mayor of occupied Melitopol in Zaporizhzhia Oblast, Ivan Fedorov, reported that the collaborators were trying to escape from the captured city, but were being detained by Russian special services.