Asked if they belonged to Ukrainian Alpha special forces, the man said: “Yes.”
Another of the blindfolded men said they did not use weapons.
“As for the arms use, we didn’t use our arms not because we are not skilled but because we just didn’t have a moral right to use it in such situations.”
Interfax Ukraine news agency reported the three men were looking for a Russian citizen suspected for killing Volodymyr Rybak, deputy of Gorlivka City Council, found dead on April 19.
Rybak’s body was found on the banks of the river Siversky Donets, near Slavyansk, and authorities said there was evidence of torture.