Donetsk, Jan 23 – DAN. A Ukrainian serviceman on a reconnaissance mission has surrendered to the DPR People's Militia, the head of the DPR People's Militia HQ press service Daniil Bezsonov.

"Yesterday, a reconnaissance and sabotage squad of the 79th airborne brigade consisting of four troops attempted to approach our positions on the Mariupol direction discretely. One of the groups triggered am alarm mine."

Three of the soldiers left the area, while the fourth surrendered. He has been taken to the DPR territory.

The enemy's activities in this zone has become alarming, the DPR said. Kiev forces attemted three times in 2019 to employ a saboteur and reconnaissance squad north-east of Avdeyevka, all three attempts ended up in a failure. One of the incidents took place on January 5. A reconnaissance group of special force personnel came under friendly fire of the 93rd brigade. Later two of the reconnaissance group troops died, one sustained injury when trying to cross a minefield. *ot