August 26, 2014
Russian militants detained at Ukrainian territory with weapons
Ukrainian Security Service reports that August 25 10 Russian soldiers were detained in Donetsk oblast. ‘The ATO forces have neutralized a group of Russian saboteurs who had broken into Ukrainian territory’.
According to SSU Russian militants were detained with personal documents and weapons. They gave testimonies that on August 23 a battalion of paratroopers was relocated to Rostov oblast [Russia] and at about 03.00 am of August 24 the sub-unit officers were ordered to perform a march with a column of several dozens of BMD (Combat Vehicle of the Airborne).
They mention in the SSU that not all soldiers knew about the future invasion into Ukraine – only officers had been informed.