Ukraine's Joint Forces have captured near the contact line in eastern Ukraine's warzone a member of an illegal armed group, the JF Operation Staff reported on Facebook.

"On December 27, soldiers of one of the  mechanized brigades of the Joint Forces, while on a combat mission along the contact line, captured a member of the illegal armed group," the report says.

It is noted that the captive is a 35-year-old Horlivka resident, a former policeman.

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The man had been part of illegal armed groups fighting Ukrainian forces in Donbas until he was injured and dismissed for medical reasons in 2016. However, in November 2018, occupation authorities again drafted him for "service."

The captive was handed over to the SBU security operatives for further questioning. The investigation is underway.