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War in Donbass: Ukrainian soldiers save DPR’s wounded gunner
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The militant was on his way back to a secured position, but got lost and came to the demarcation line of the AFU’s positions. He was drunk.

Police has detained a gunner from the so-called DPR in the city of Toretsk, the Donbass region, the police press service says.

Police and the SBU found that the 21-year-old resident of Gorlovka joined the illegal armed group in January 2015 with the purpose of enrichment.

'He had junior sergeant’s shoulder boards, he was a machine gunner of an infantry battalion of the 3rd Brigade in the 1st Army Corps of the illegal armed group known as Berkut. The fighter owned the Utes heavy machine gun,' the press service mentioned.

The gunner took his place at firing positions near Gorlovka.

On May 17, the militant was on his way back to a secured position, but got lost and came to the demarcation line of the AFU’s positions. He was drunk. As a result of his blowing up, he got a severe shrapnel wound in his stomach and was detained by the AFU’s servicemen and then taken to a hospital of Toretsk.

The Ukrainian soldiers seized the militant’s metal badge with his data and his Russian junior sergeant’s shoulder boards.

The guy told that he had taken military training near the town of Yenakiyevo. There were Russian instructors, who had a characteristic accent and wore Russian uniforms.

'The militant thanked the AFU’s soldiers who had rendered first aid, took him to a hospital and saved his life,' the statement reads.

The terrorist now could face up to eight years in jail.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Militants hold residents of occupied village in Donbass and don’t let them go - OSCE. The residents of the village in the occupied Donbass became hostages of terrorists as they don’t let them go from Novoaleksandrovka.

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