Ukrainian forces detain pro-Kremlin militant in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

A 35-year-old man previously served with the Interior Ministry of Ukraine; in 2014, the native of Horlivka joined the illegal armed gangs of Russian mercenaries in eastern Ukraine
10:56, 28 December 2018

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The Ukrainian military captured a fighter of pro-Russian militants in Donbas combat area. The press office of the Joint Forces Operation HQ reported that on Facebook.

'December 27, servicemen of a mechanized brigade from the Joint Forces captured a member of an illegal armed formation as they completed combat tasks on the contact line. The captive appeared to be the 35-year-old native of Horlivka, the former employee of the Interior Ministry [of Ukraine]', reads the message.     

The man appeared to have served with the illegal armed gangs of Russian mercenaries in eastern Ukraine since 2014. In 2016, he was wounded and decommissioned due to health conditions. In November 2018, they drafted him again under the mobilization mode.

'Currently, the captive and his weapon are handed over to the staff of the Security Service of Ukraine. The investigation is underway', the Ukrainian military concluded. 

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