Right Sector fighters recruited into Ukrainian army battalion - Lugansk People's Republic
28 June 2014, 17:09 -- The radical organization Right Sector fighters are recruited into the Aydar battalion of the Ukrainian National Guard destroyed by the militia with its fighters, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) Alexey Karyakin said at a press conference on Saturday.
Aydar is one of the many 'nominal' battalions of the Ukrainian law-enforcers that participated in the hostilities in the South-East of the country. According to a report by the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, on June 17, the Aydar battalion without the consent of the command of the special operation decided to storm the militia in Lugansk, but was ambushed and suffered serious losses despite the received reinforcement.
Head of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic Valery Bolotov said that the militia had almost completely destroyed Aydar.
After the incident, the Ministry of Defense recalled the remains of Aydar and decided to disband it, but recently it became known that President Petr Poroshenko had suspended the decision.
'Now, we have information that the destroyed Aydar battalion is being remaned with fighters of the Right Sector in order to show that it was not defeated and operates on a full scale,' said Karyakin. He noted that the Right Sector was actively operating on the territory of the LPR.
A road leading to the village of Izvarino, in which area there is a checkpoint between the self-proclaimed Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) and Russia, is permanently fired at by snipers, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the LPR Alexey Karyakin said at the press conference today.
'The road to Izvarino lies directly through the area of accumulation of the Ukrainian forces. There occur such situations, when snipers fire at passing cars. Provocations occur on the part of the Ukrainian army,' Karyakin said.
He noted that such incidents with participation of the Ukrainian law enforcers are confirmed rather often. On the night of June 21, a battle between the LPR militia and the Ukrainian law-enforcers began in the territory of Ukraine, near the customs checkpoint Izvarino on the border with Russia.
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