"I couldn't imagine I would mark Independence Day in the company of a man from enemy trenches.
"However "Senior Lieutenant Doronin" fights for us! The Russian actor who starred in the cult series Hrozovye Vorota (The Storm Gate) and who joined the Ukrainian army as a volunteer a month ago, Anatolii Pashinin, is celebrating the holiday with his brothers in arms. Where bullets, blood and heroism are genuine. And the independence holiday has a real, unique taste.
"Cheers, brothers and sisters!" he wrote.
Anatolii Pashinin is said to have joined the 8th battalion of the Ukrainian Volunteer Army.