Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Militants seize two oil trucks in Sverdlovsk

Militants from a group dubbed the Southeastern Army seized two oil trucks on Kosmodemyanskoy Street in the city of Sverdlovsk on Monday.

According to a statement from the Interior Ministry of the Lugansk region, the rebels used a car to block two oil trucks belonging to KAMAZ and ZIL. After the trucks were stopped, the masked militants forced the drivers out of vehicles at gunpoint, Liga.net reports.

Witnesses who saw the militants driving away in the trucks reported that the gunmen were wearing Southeastern Army insignias.

In a separate incident that day, members of the Southeastern Militia launched a separate attack at the Slovyanoserbskiy police department, according to Liga.net.