Russia disowned its captive special forces operatives: "They are members of militia"

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According to the pro-Russian militants from "LPR", Russian special forces operatives Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Aleksandrov detained in Ukraine, are "soldiers of the people’s militia".

Censor.NET reports citing Gazeta.ru.

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This statement was made by "First Deputy Commander of the LPR people's militia" Sergei Kozlov.

"Two of our soldiers Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Alexander Aleksandrov were injured during the engagement and taken into captivity by the Ukrainian saboteurs," Kozlov claimed.

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As reported earlier, the SBU Counterintelligence Department officers interrogated the captive Russian military and established that they are career servicemen of the 3rd Special Operations Forces Separate Guards Brigade of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (the military unit No. 21208 deployed in Togliatti city, Brigade commander Colonel S. Shchepin).

Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n336519