Donbas separatists captured: Ukraine's Security forces detain three militants on the government-controlled territory

17:01 Jul. 30, 2016

Ukraine's Security forces detain three militants on the government-controlled territory

Chairman of the SBU Vasyl Grytsak during a briefing in Kyiv, Ukraine, on June 6, 2016 (Getty Images)

All the detainees took part in active hostilities in 2014

The State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) acting with the police, has detained three militants of the Donetsk and Luhansk People's Republics terrorist organizations in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation, Andriy Lysenko, administration spokesman for ATO issues, said at a briefing in Kyiv on Saturday, UNIAN reports.

Lysenko reported that the first of the detainees was on duty at the militant checkpoint in 2014, serving as a guard in the occupied town of Debaltseve.

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The second was a member of the DPR terrorist organization and checked people who passed through the enemy's checkpoint in the town of Toretsk.

The third detainee joined the illegal "Great Don Army" in 2014, standing guard at the militant recruitment station in the town of Pervomaisk.

"All three left the gangs and were hiding in Ukrainian-controlled territory. They are now waiting for their trial, which will determine the punishments for them," Lysenko said.

Earlier on Saturday Lysenko reported that one Ukrainian soldier was killed and two more wounded in the Donbas conflict zone over the last day. The Russian-backed forces attacked Ukrainian positions on 52 occasions.

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