This was announced by Presidential Administrative representative on ATO (anti-terrorist operation) matters Oleksandr Motuzianyk at a briefing, Censor.NET informs.
"Nine militants were killed, eight received injuries, from four different illegal armed groups. The biggest losses were incurred by occupants in the area of Shyrokyne," he said.
"During a combat patrol near Vodiane, our soldiers took captive eight militants from the so-called '9th separate assault motorized rifle brigade of marine infantry' (Novoazovsk). The oldest of them is 49, the youngest - 21 years old," the ATO speaker added.
He also noted that the names of all eight captives have been established:
- Sergey Perstryaev (born in 1967);
- Alexey Tolstoluk (born in 1980);
- Yuriy Zyumin (born in 1981);
- Vitaly Shevelev (born in 1995);
- Anton Gorbushko (born in 1978);
- Valentin Vantula (born in 1975):
- Roman Ternovy (born in 1980);
- Ruslan Anrilevsky (born in 1988).
Investigation continues. The citizenship and the background of the militants are being established by the Security Service of Ukraine.
Earlier, three killed militants were also reported near Shyrokyne. According to volunteers and activists, the militants were seized by scouts of the 8th battalion of Ukrainian volunteer army, commanded by call sign Cherven, with support of the 54th recon battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
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