"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.
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.