Another witness says Yerofeyev, Alexandrov claimed being Russian troops when detained

20:55, 12 January 2016
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The field doctor of the Aidar battalion has stated that both Captain Yevgeny Yerofeyev and Sergeant Alexander Alexandrov detained last May near the town of Shchastia in the Ukrainian Donbas were conscious at the moment of arrest and claimed that they were the Russian military.

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"They were conscious - both Alexandov and Yerofeyev - and they were consciously aware, not in a state of alcohol or narcotic intoxication. They claimed they were [the troops from] the military units of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation [as they were questioned at the time of their initial detention],” the doctor said in a Holosiyivskiy court today testifying as a witness, according to an UNIAN correspondent.

Read alsoCaptured "Russian soldiers" deny serving in military during court hearingHe also told the court that both GRU officers said their objective was to find out if the Aidar battalion really ceased to protect the Thermal Power Station near Shchastia.

Read alsoUkraine’s Supreme Administrative Court: captured GRU officers not "prisoners of war"Also, both of the detainees named the number of their military unit and its location.

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