Russian detained by Ukrainian military during battle in Donbas confirms that he is on contract with Russian Army

Viktor Ageyev, who has been captured in Donbass, confirmed that he was sent to the east of Ukraine after signing a contract for service in the Armed Forces of Russia, TSN reports.

“I am a serviceman, part 65246 (located in the city of Novocherkassk, the communications regiment and the training center of the Russian Aerospace Forces - Ed.),” Ageyev said.

He also confirmed that in March 2017 he came to the Rostov region and signed a contract for service in the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation. According to him, he went to his unit, stayed there for four days, signed a contract, and was immediately sent to the Donbas.

“A dispatch was made, I suppose. I do not know ... I did not investigate. They just sent. They pay money, and ... a service is a service,” Ageyev said.

Also, he said that other Russian servicemen may have been sent at the same time he was.

“Maybe others were sent, but not on my ‘flight.’ In other words, they were in another party, so to speak. I was driving and Alex (the subversive group leader Alexander Shcherba, killed in a shootout),” said Ageyev.

Earlier it was reported that on June 24th, the Ukrainian military in the Donbas neutralized an enemy sabotage and reconnaissance group and captured a group of militants, among which was a Russian citizen.

Later it became known that the detained Russian, Viktor Ageyev, is in prison in Starobilsk, and his mother confirmed to reporters that after his term of military service, her son remained and began to serve in the Russian army under a contract.

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