"I am a military. Unit No.65246," - Donbas captive Ageev confirms he is Russian army serviceman

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"I am a military. Unit No. 65246 (based in Novocherkassk, Russia - ed.)," Ageev said.

He confirmed he arrived in the Rostov region in March 2017 and signed a contract for service in the Armed Forces of Russia. He says right after the signing he was sent to the Donbas.

"Maybe they were just sending people. I don't know... I didn't think much about it. They sent me, and that's it. I get paid and... the service is the service," Ageev said answering a question why he was sent to the Donbas so fast.

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He said there might have been more Russian military sent along with him.

"Maybe they were sending others as well, but no on my 'trip,' I mean, on another batch, so to say. I left with Alex (Alexey Shcherba, the group commander, who was killed during the skirmish when Ageev was captured - ed.)."

As reported, Russian scout Ageev, born in 1995, was captured by fighters of the Ukrainian Army in a skirmish between the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade and a scout group of the 4th mechanized brigade of the 2nd army corps of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" at Zholobok, the Luhansk region, on June 24.