“They destroyed weapons and ammunition when leaving,” Vassily Malayev said.
“At night, 438 Ukrainian military asked Russian border guards for asylum. Upon the decision of the Russian Border Service, the regional border department opened a humanitarian corridor letting into Russia those asking for asylum,” Malayev said earlier, adding that there were 164 Ukrainian border guards among them.
The exact number of a new group of military seeking asylum in Russia is unclear as of yet, he added.
A house in the Rostov Region, southern Russia, was damaged by a Ukrainian shell on Monday, a spokesman for the local border department said.
"The Ukrainian shell exploded 50 metres away from the house," he said adding that no one was injured.