The SBU Security Service of Ukraine in a special operation in the area of the Anti-Terrorist Operation killed one and seriously wounded another three militants from the Russian ”DPR” (“Donetsk Public Republic”) sabotage group which penetrated positions of the Ukrainian troops, the SBU press service has told UNIAN.
”SBU operatives were tipped that the terrorists systematically penetrate a certain area between the positions of Ukrainian units, using the features of the terrain. The high activity of sabotage groups in this area was due to combat training of newcomers who had undergone special training in Russia. By accessing the rear of the Ukrainian positions, the saboteurs fired at the Ukrainian troops or tried to capture them,” reads the statement.
To counter these actions, the soldiers of the Ukrainian Armed Forces were secretly replaced by the troops of the SBU special forces. Moreover, to defraud the militants, a model of Javelin anti-tank missile system was placed in the area.
”As a result, a subversive terrorist group of seven militants got into the ambush. According to the confirmed data, one of the saboteurs was killed in a shootout and another three were seriously wounded,” the SBU press service said.