Ukraine claims capture of 10 Russian soldiers

 Ukrainian forces say they have captured 10 Russian paratroopers in Eastern Ukrainian. (Brendan Hoffman, Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
Ukrainian forces say they have captured 10 Russian paratroopers in Eastern Ukrainian. (Brendan Hoffman, Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)
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Updated: 8/26 5:40 am

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukraine is claiming that its forces have captured 10 Russian soldiers in an eastern region where the Ukrainian troops are fighting pro-Russia separatists.

The Facebook page for the anti-rebel operation — which includes the military, the national guard and Interior Ministry forces — said the soldiers are from a Russian paratrooper division and were captured on Monday in the area of Amvrosiivka, near the Russian border in the Donetsk region.

The posting on Tuesday did not give details of how the capture took place. It posted videos of five men it said were among the captives, one of whom said the soldiers had been told they were being mobilized to take part in military exercises.

 

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