Members of the Armed forces of Ukraine told about the captured Russian citizens who, according to them, acted as mercenaries on the side of the breakaway republics. According to the press center of headquarters of the antiterrorist operation (ATO), one of the attackers was killed and two were sent to the medical unit.
“The night of 11 July 2016 in the area of Trinity hostile sabotage and reconnaissance groups of up to 23 people went on the offensive on the positions of the Ukrainian armed forces and engaged in battle with our military. As a result of professional actions of fighters of the ATO core group DRG retreated, leaving his three injured”, – stated in the message in Facebook.
In the account of the General staff of ZSU in Facebook also published photos of the first pages of the passport of one of the Russians – the native of Omsk Nathan Zakirova. According to the information of press-center of ATU, he died from his gunshot wounds. Facebook users found a page similar to Zakirova person in the network “Vkontakte”.
“Ukrainian military medics evacuated the prisoners, gave them first aid and sent to the medical unit”, – concluded the press center of the ATO. The General staff ZSU said that subversive group fought on the side of the DNI and tried to “sneak in the back” of the Ukrainian military.
“Ukrainian soldiers gave a fitting rebuff to the saboteurs who in panic retreat left their wounded, – stated in the message. – Among the detainees, the company commander and the platoon commander of the Russian occupation forces.”
Also in the press center of the ATO headquarters said that over the past day, “the enemy has significantly intensified across the demarcation line”. On the Ukrainian positions 94 times opened fire, most of all, 48 attacks were recorded in the Donetsk area.