Ukrainian servicemen were taken into captivity

Eight Ukrainian soldiers were captured by Pro-Russian forces in Donetsk region when a truck driver took a wrong turn.

The group of soldiers was captured on the morning of May 22, 2019 near Novotroits’ke, Donetsk Region. Ukrainian truck, for currently unknown reasons, didn’t make a turn to Volnovahka but went straight to the position of the enemy.

According to Ukrainian social media, the soldiers were either from 53rd Mechanized Brigade or 35th Marine Brigade.

A statement released by Ukrainian Military says they weren’t on a combat mission and it was a human mistake. They have also launched an investigation of the event and reached Pro-Russian forces to release the Ukrainian soldiers.

Once we learn more, we will update this article.


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Follower of Ukrainian Conflict since EuroMaidan in 2013, Jerome is the founder of who is interested in military technique and history. He also follows the civil war in Syria and other local conflicts around the world.

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