Deputy Minister for the occupied territories and internally displaced persons Heorhii Tuka wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"Our guys from the 30th Brigade [Guards Mechanized Brigade- ed.] recaptured smuggled goods in Hranitne. One our soldier was wounded in the shootout," Tuka wrote.
"It's all patronized by the SBU. They got everything under control and do not allow anyone to the scene, trying to conceal the problem. Our soldiers locked an entire gang [of smugglers- ed.] in the basement. They won't release anyone without media coverage," the official added.