The incident was reported on Feb 24 / Photo from UNIAN, by Anatoliy Stepanov

A member of Russia-led troops has been detained amid an attempt to sneak into Ukrainian positions in Donbas and stab a Ukrainian soldier on duty.

The incident happened near the village of Chermalyk, the press center of the Joint Forces Operation Headquarters reported in an evening update on February 24.

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"Not far from the village of Chermalyk, a Ukrainian soldier, who was on duty at an observation post, detained a serviceman of the Russian Federation's occupation forces who was trying to sneak into the Ukrainian positions," it said.

According to the update, "during the detention, the enemy fighter inflicted a minor wound on our soldier, using a bladed weapon."

In response, the Ukrainian soldier used a firearm and detained the intruder.

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