A sabotage group of the pro-Russian forces captured two soldiers from the 14th Mechanized Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine during a military assignment, reported the press service of the 14th Mechanized Brigade on Facebook.
“On May 26, two of our soldiers were treacherously captured by a sabotage and reconnaissance group of the enemy while they were advancing to a forward observation post. For a week, nothing was known about the fate of our soldiers. The enemy did not make such a peculiar pause for nothing. This period was used for mad psychological and possibly physical pressure on our fighters. As a result, several video clips involving these soldiers have been made,” the post states.
“According to information published by one of the psuedo-republics’ media outlets, they are still alive – and this is the most important thing, although they are in the enemy’s prison. And they are being used shamelessly by the occupier to create pro-Russian propaganda. The enemy’s cheap staged TV stories and the so-called briefing are clear evidence that the soldiers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine are being placed under intense psychological and possibly even physical duress. Under it, the prisoners are telling falsehoods about the Armed Forces of Ukraine as a whole, and the brigade in particular,” the brigade emphasized.
“It pains us to hear, but we can understand the reasons for such behavior and such actions. To use the fear of a cruel execution to force people to do and say things they don’t want to, don’t believe in, and which actually never happened, is one of the best traditions of Russian separatist villainy, which still attempts convince the world community of the absence of Russian occupation forces in the temporarily uncontrolled territory of Ukraine,” the post states.
The brigade gave its assurance that the brigade command would do everything in its power to ensure the release of the captured soldiers.
According to information published by LPR terrorists, the soldiers Yakov Veremeychik and Yuriy Yevtushok are in prison.
Previously the 14th Mechanized Brigade and the Joint Forces Operation headquarters reported that the two soldiers had left their unit’s location without authorization.