Ukrainian servicemen have detained on the line of contact a militant with the so-called “LPR” terrorist organization as he was heading toward Ukraine’s defense positions in a state of intoxication.
This was reported by the press center of the Joint Forces Operation HQ, Ukrinform reports.
“On the morning of December 27, 2021, a member of the illegal armed formation of the Russian occupation forces was detained in Luhansk region near the observation post manned by one of the units performing combat missions to repel and deter armed aggression by Russia. The violator sporting a Russian uniform, being a state of heavy drug intoxication, was moving across the line of contact towards the Ukrainian positions,” the statement reads.
It is noted that Ukrainian defenders detained the militant and handed him over to SBU operatives.
It was established that the mercenary, 40, had been contracted by one of the units that is part of the Russian occupation forces’ illegal armed formations. The detainee holds a “passport” of the so-called “LPR.”
It was also found that the detainee in the past had served a prison sentence, from 2006 to 2012, on murder charges.
The inquiry is underway to establish all the circumstances of the detainee’s illegal activity.