Captured mercenary confesses how much money he received from "DPR" (video)

21:21, 19 February 2015
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The armor crewman says he bought a camera, a watch, a potbelly stove and a chainsaw for the earned money.

The captured mercenary confesses how much money he got when serving with DPR forces / screenshot

The Azov special purpose regiment has posted video footage of an interrogation of a militant tank commander who has been captured near the village of Shyrokyne in the south of Donetsk region.

The captive tanker who was serving for the army of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic ("DPR") said he had joined a militant group after he had been detained at a militant roadblock for the failure to present ID documents, LB.ua reported.

After that, he decided to join the militants to fight against ‘Ukrops’ [Ukrop,  literally “dill” in Russian, means ‘a Ukrainian citizen’ or ‘a Ukrainian soldier’, used derogatorily by those opposed to the Ukrainian government, army, or even nation] from the west of Ukraine. During the interrogation, he names the sums of money he received and tells how he spent it.

"[I got] 5,000 hryvnias in August, 1,000 U.S. dollars in October, 100 U.S. dollars and 1,200 hryvnias in December. I’ve bought a camera, a watch, a potbelly stove to be used in a dug-out shelter, spent 400 U.S. dollars on food in total. I also bought a chainsaw for that money," he said.

The tanker tells about two-week training near the city of Taganrog in Russia. He claims his instructors were officers from the Federal Security Service of Russia. According to him, he got his tank there.

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