Representative of the National Security and Defense Council Andrii Lysenko said this at a briefing on Wednesday, answering journalists' questions, the Ukrainian Pravda informs.
"5 Russian mercenaries were captured today near Ilovaisk by the Ukrainian troops refuting the counterattacks on the town," he said.
According to him, "there are no documents that would confirm that they are regular servicemen of the Russian Federation airborne troops. This conclusion was made on the tattoos on the shoulders of these guys but it cannot be considered evidence."
Lysenko expressed the hope that it will be possible to establish in the investigation.