Donetsk, Dec 12 – DAN. Fighters of Ukrainian extremist group Praviy Sektor (Right Sector, a far-right Ukrainian nationalist political and paramilitary group of neofascist ideology) occupied a boarding school in Avdeevka, DPR Operations Command deputy chief Eduard Basurin told DAN.

"In Avdeevka, the zone of responsibility of first battalion of 72nd brigade, a separate assault company of Praviy Sektor occupied the boarding school premises."

All students and staff members had to leave the school.

Basurin said that Canadian and Italian mercenaries were deployed to the same area.

DPR intelligence routinely spots foreign mercenaries deployed by Kiev to Donbass frontline areas. On November 1st Ukrainian military command has accommodated mercenaries on the premises of an orphans health center in Svyatogorsk. *ot