Division of hybrid Russian army in Novoazovsk is headed by Russian Colonel Bondarev – Intelligence

The identity of the commander of one of the units of the Russian occupation forces in the Donbas has been established.

The Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine announced, Censor.NET reports citing News.liga.net.

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Dmitriy Bondarev, Russian Army colonel, is the commander of a regiment of the Russian hybrid army in Novoazovsk in the Mariupol sector.

According to intelligence reports, Bondarev (born 1971) is the former commander of 51th Paratrooper Regiment of the 106th Airborne Division stationed in the city of Tula.

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"The officer has experience of fighting in Chechnya war", the Directorate added.

Earlier, Ukrainian intelligence reported that 13 militants defected from positions near the Donetsk airport since the beginning of the year.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n368147