He said this onthe 112 Ukraine TV channel,Censor.NET reports, cititng UNN.
"Today I buried mytwo soldiers, the guys from Kyiv, who were killed by a subversivegroup, whom we identify as a separate intelligence unit of the GRUof the General Staff of the Russian Federation. They were killed inan ambush in Ilovaisk," he said.
"We saw a lot oflocals in the so-called militia, a lot of Cossack type like Babai[one of the terrorist leaders in easter Ukraine - Ed.], Chechenmilitants. Depending on the city, there is at least half of thelocal population among the militants," heconcluded.