Volunteer Rodion Shovkoshytnyi wrote on Facebook, Censor.NET reports.
"He is an Italian veteran. He came to save the Donbas from Ukraine. He didn't succeed. The border guards have arrested him at the Maiorsk checkpoint," he wrote.
"On Sep. 16, a suspicious young man was spotted in the village of Novotoshkivske. He spoke neither Russian nor Ukrainian. He turned out to be a foreigner. Thanks to an OSCE representative we managed to find out that the guy came from Naples and was looking for his mother.
"After a brief investigation, Francesco Estatico turned out to be an Italian mercenary who was going to join the 'DPR' terrorists and fight against Ukraine. The SBU will investigate this case.
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