Border Guard Service of Ukraine posted a message on their website today that their border guard unit was attacked by unknown people while patrolling the area 200 meters from Russian border. After the fight armed men retreat to Russia. One border guard was wounded.
Below we translated the information from Border Guard Service, the original report in Ukrainian is here.
Yesterday border guard patrol of Stanytsia Luhanska got in a fight with a group of unidentified armed men.
The border guard unit was monitoring the State Border in the direction of Mozhaevka (Russian Federation) and Harasymivka (Ukraine). 200 meters from the State Border they saw unknown person. When border guards tried to follow that person in order to stop, 100 meters from the State Border they saw several people dressed in camouflage who opened fire when they saw border guards. The fight started. As a result of border guards well coordinated actions the saboteur group had to retreat. Terrorists who attempted to make diversion retreated to the territory of Russian Federation. One border guard got shrapnel wounds when one of the saboteur threw a grenade that exploded.
We analyzed this information and put some marks on the map.
As you can see the positions of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic are at least 23 km away from the location where the fight took place. So if those men were from LPR group, they would have to walk that distance off-road close to the border hiding from Ukrainian and Russian border guard patrols. But we know that terrorists retreated to Russian Federation, so they were sure they were going to be safe there and most likely they actually arrived from Russia. As you can see there is a road to Russian town Mozhaevka going inside Russian territory, terrorist could use that road to get to the location from their base located in Russia.