A military captured by militants was returned to the territory controlled by Ukraine, as the Ukrainian delegation at the Trilateral Contact Group reported.
“Today, thanks to the proper actions of the humanitarian subgroup at the Trilateral Contact Group, the Ukrainian side got back a military of one of the infantry brigades of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, junior sergeant Oleksandr I. Pupko who recently got in the temporarily uncontrolled territory and the circumstances of the event will be established,” the message said.
On December 17, a Ukrainian serviceman disappeared in Donbas. Headquarters of the Joint Forces Operation stated that he had been captured by local militants.
As we reported, the so-called Interior Ministry of Donetsk People’s Republic stated that after the abolishing of curfew during the New Year holidays, people with Ukrainian passports will be detained.
Meanwhile, the militants still block five checkpoints at the demarcation line; while all checkpoints for admission of the citizens work at the Ukrainian side.