Tuesday, July 12 2016 14:45 EEST
Guys, come back home... Thanks to Ukrainian soldiers for saving my life, and to doctors for saving my leg - captured Russian officer
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A video of one of the LDPR’s captured commandos is going viral in the Net. He turned out to be a citizen of the Russian Federation.

The LPR’s militants attacked the ATO’s positions near the village of Troitskoye in Luhansk region on the night of July 11. SBU detained two separatists during the combat clashes. The third one died of his wounds.

According to the SBU press service, one of the attackers turned out to be a commander of a platoon of illegal armed groups. He’s a citizen of the Russian Federation and came from Severodvinsk in Arkhangelsk region.

The officers of SBU seized the mercenaries’ documents and personal arms. The ministry reported that the killed militant also was Russian. He came from Omsk.

'The presence of at least two Russians among the members of the group once again proves the fact of well-planned Russian aggression against our country and Russia’s unwillingness to promote de-escalation of the conflict,' the ATO’s press service stated.

The video was released by the security forces of Ukraine, who had detained the Russian. He thanks Ukrainian military for their medical aid and for saving his life. The militant admits that Russian soldiers aren’t allowed to go home. They are being sent to the war in Ukraine by force.

'I wrote reports, but they don’t let me go home to Russia... Thanks to your doctors for saving my leg,' he says.

In addition, the captured Russian soldier who fought for LPR asks his comrades to leave the Donbass for their homes.

'Guys, come back home,' - he asks lying in a hospital room.

The ministry is now considering the opening of criminal proceedings under the Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

Earlier, Dialog UA wrote that militants had performed 30 shots from the banned 122-mm artillery against Novoaleksandrovka and Novozvanovka.

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