As a result of an engagement in the village of Troyitske, Popasna District of Luhansk Region in the early hours of 11 July, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained two militants of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people’s republic. The third succumbed to wounds after Ukrainian servicemen repelled the saboteurs’ attack.
According to the SBU statement, one of the saboteurs turned out to be a platoon commander, a Russian national, born in Severodvinsk, Arkhangelsk Region. The killed saboteur was also a Russian national, originally from Omsk.
The special service confiscated the mercenaries’ documents and their personal belongings.
“The presence of at least two Russians among the members of a sabotage group once again proves the planned nature of the Russian aggression against our country and Russia’s unwillingness to de-escalate the conflict,” the statement reads.
On the video published by the SBU press service the detained Russian thanks Ukrainian servicemen for medical aid provided to him and for keeping him alive.
He will be tried under Ukrainian law, the SBU aded.