Ukraine's Security Service detains militants' machine gunner in Donbas conflict zone

Source : 112 Ukraine

The perpetrator joined the illegal armed formation in 2014
13:08, 4 January 2019

Member of the illegal armed formations in occupied Donbas detained by Ukraine's Security Service

Ukraine’s Security Service detained a machine gunner of the militants’ units of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” in the Joint Forces Operation zone, as the press office of the service reported.

“The officers of the Directorate of Military Counterintelligence of the Security Service along with the servicemen of Ukraine’s Armed Forces detained a militant of “DNR” terrorist group on the demarcation line in the Joint Forces Operation zone. The officers defined that the native of Horlivka joined the illegal armed formation in September 2014. He served as a machine gunner of the so-called People’s police and took part in combat actions against the anti-terrorist operation forces,” the message says.

Related: Three accomplices of militants surrendered to police in Donetsk region

In February 2015, the leaders of the organization appointed the culprit an operator of the anti-tank guided missile launcher. The Russian military trained him. In 2018, the perpetrator returned to the position of a machine gunner in one of the terrorist units.

Related: 128th Detached Mountain Assault Brigade confirms their fighter is captured by Donbas militants

Earlier, the soldier of the 128th Detached Mountain Assault Brigade went missing on December 28. Later, the representatives of the brigade informed that one of their servicemen was actually captured by the pro-Kremlin militants. His name is Andriy Kachynsky. 

Earlier, the so-called “people’s police” of the self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” informed about the detention of the Ukrainian serviceman who “participated in an attempt to enter the territory of the “republic”.

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