Ukrainian border guards detained a member of an illegal armed formation, battalion of the Russian Orthodox Army with a nickname Domovoy ("bogie" in English, - ed.) on the administrative border with Crimea on Chongar checkpoint, as the press office of Ukraine’s Border Guard Service reported.
“Ukrainian citizen born in Kirovograd region who lived in Crimea arrived from the temporarily occupied territory to Chongar checkpoint,” the message reads.
The officers of the operational units of Azov - Black Sea regional department, Ukraine’s Security Service and National Police in Crimea and Sevastopol defined that in 2014 this citizen participated in the illegal armed formations on the territory of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic.
According to him, before 2014 he lived in Russia with his family. He used to visit Ukraine through Uspenka checkpoint, which was then opened.
“During one of such crossings, he was recruited by Russian special services for participation in the combat actions in Ukraine in the “army” of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic. Then, he joined the battalion of the Russian Orthodox Army where he got a nickname Domovoy,” the border guards informed.
It was noted that later, on one of the weekends the man returned to Russia with his family and decided not to come back to the militants.
“He used to meet with the servicemen of Russia’s special units, who carried out various subversions against the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The detainees were passed to the representatives of the National Police in Crimea and Sevastopol,” the message says.