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 Acting Colonel of Russian army Ruzinskiy heads 'LPR' militants, – intelligence. PHOTO

Ukrainian intelligence established that Andrii Ruzinskiy, Colonel of the Russian army, is part of the leadership of the illegal armed units in the Luhansk region.

Censor.NET reports citing the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Defense Ministry.

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"The identity of Colonel Nefedov, commander of the 2nd Separate Motorized Rifle Brigade of the 2nd Army Corps of the Southern Center for Territorial Military District of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, has been established. According to available information, his real name is Andrey Ruzinskiy, and he is an acting colonel of the Russian Army," the agency announced.

Previously Ruzinskiy served in the Russian contingent on the territory of Armenia.

андрей рузинский

"Being the commander of the 102nd military base of the Russian Armed Forces, Ruzinskiy provoked escalation of the Azerbaijani-Armenian conflict. He stated that a military solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is required and was personally involved in execution of an Armenian family committed by his soldiers," the Ministry wrote.

According to intelligence reports, Ruzinskiy is considered as a contender for the post of Chief of Staff of the 2nd Army Corps for his performance in the east of Ukraine by the command of the Armed Forces.

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