Arrest for "DPR" fighters: Ukraine's police arrested a man fighting for Donbas military gang formation

17:30 Nov. 13, 2016

Ukraine's police arrested a man fighting for Donbas military gang formation

Photo: Ukraine's National Police

In late October, the militant returned to his native city of Druzhkivka after serving in the battalion "Vostok"

The local police in the city of Druzhkivka arrested a 21-year-old man who had fought on the side of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic. For his service, he was receiving UAH 4,000-5,000 (around 200 dollars), according to the statement by Ukraine's National Police.

In May 2014, the man started "his career" as a militant soldier at a checkpoint "Donskyi". A month later, he moved to Donetsk where joined the battalion "Vostok".

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For the past 2 years, the detainee has taken part in combat actions in Debaltseve and Savur-Mohyla where major battles between Ukraine's army and Russian-backed proxies happened. 

In February 2016, there was a quarrel between the man and his battalion's commanders. As a result, he had to leave the occupied territories. When back to Druzhkivka, police quickly arrested him.

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Now, he can be sentenced to 10-15 years in prison. 

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