"Yesterday one of the fighters of our units committed a serious crime and hoping that he will avoid punishment, he sided with the enemy." the statement said.
Further details were reported later by the Speaker of the Defense Ministry of Ukraine Andriy Lysenko during a briefing. Lysenko claimed that soldier killed a sergeant last night at the ATO position in the Novotoshkovsky village (Popasna Raion of Luhansk region).
"He left in IFV and tried to cross the front line and hide in the occupied territory, however, the killer got in a traffic accident almost immediately and continued to move on foot, taking a machine gun with him,” speaker said.