Capture of the militant: SBU detains militant, ‘highly decorated for killing Ukrainians'

16:48 Oct. 11, 2016

SBU detains militant, ‘highly decorated for killing Ukrainians'

Detained militant (by SBU)

Militant fought against Ukraine since 2014 and was captured trying to recon Ukrainian positions near Mariupol

Militant of the so-called "Donetsk Peoples Republic" forces (declared by Ukrainian Prosecutor's General office to be terrorist organization) with call sign "Phil" was captured by Ukrainian fighters near Mariupol. He was on reconnaissance duty trying to reveal the positions of Ukrainian army units on that direction, Security Service of Ukraine informs.

35-year-old resident of the town of Avdiivka (Donetsk region, Ukraine) took part in the war against Ukrainian government forces since 2014 on the side of Kremlin-backed militants. He fought near Sloviansk, Shyrokyne, Sahanka, Savur-Mohyla (almost all main battles of Donbas war on the territory of Donetsk region).

"For his crimes terrorist leaders repeatedly have noted him with ‘rewards'," SBU report states.

Read also Russian soldier surrenders to Ukrainian Army in Donbas – Intel

Press-service of the SBU also published a few pages from the militant's service book plus a video of his interrogation. Now he is taken into custody, he is suspected in ‘creating, leading or membership in the terrorist organization.'

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