He said this on the 112 Ukraine TV channel, Censor.NET reports, cititng UNN.
"Today I buried my two soldiers, the guys from Kyiv, who were killed by a subversive group, whom we identify as a separate intelligence unit of the GRU of the General Staff of the Russian Federation. They were killed in an ambush in Ilovaisk," he said.
"We saw a lot of locals in the so-called militia, a lot of Cossack type like Babai [one of the terrorist leaders in easter Ukraine - Ed.], Chechen militants. Depending on the city, there is at least half of the local population among the militants," he concluded.