Donetsk, Dec 5 – DAN. A Canadian mercenary enrolled in 73rd center for special operations of Ukrainian armed forces was killed as Kiev attempted to attack DPR positions on the south axis, DPR Operations Command deputy commander Eduard Basurin said speaking at a news briefing at Donetsk News Agency on Monday.

"A sabotage and reconnaissance squad was uncovered operating in the vicinity of Vodyanoye. The servicemen of 73rd center for special operations carried out an armed provocation in vicinity of our positions. As the result of the gunfight that followed Ukrainian troops pulled back to their initial positions, one enemy fighter was killed. According to our sources, a Canadian mercenary was killed," Basurin said.

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