Donbas: Identities of members of pro-Russian army sniper unit confirmed

Source : 112 Ukraine

Two of them are Russian citizens, - Ukraine’s military intelligence
15:33, 28 July 2016


Chief Intelligence Department of Ukraine’s Interior Ministry identified the sniper squad of Russian troops in Donetsk region. They serve with the 5th Detached Motorized Rifle Regiment of the 1st Army Corps that belongs to the Southern Military District of the Russian Federation. ‘The squad execute illegal orders of Russian military leadership and opens sniper fire in Maryinka, Slavne, Bereozve, Novotroitske, Novohnativka and Yasne (Donetsk region), ’ reads the message of the CID’s press service.

The snipers shoot to kill, aiming at both Ukrainian servicemen and local civilians. They also attack OSCE SMM’s observers as they stay at the Ukraine-controlled territory of the combat area.

The list of the identified persons includes 25 snipers; two of them are Russian citizens, the CID says.

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