The Ukrainian military announced details about the Ukrainian, who was detained by the FSB in annexed Crimea on suspicion of "preparing a terrorist attack."
Yevhen Panov is an Energodar citizen (Zaporizhia region). He served in a separate motorized infantry 37th battalion of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and performed tasks in the conflict zone in the Donbas. This was confirmed in a comment for Hromadske by battalion commander Olexander Lobas. Yevhen had the call sign "Eugene."
"Official Yevhen Panov served in this battalion. During the year. We don't have the right to name his rank and position. But he was a serviceman. He was in the ATO zone. He served near Avdiivka and Mariupol, as a part of the unit. Directly in Shyrokyne, Hnutove, Talakovka area. He is very experienced, a very serious man. With his civic-mindedness. And when he resigned, he was even asked to stay on a contract, but given the complexity of the moment in the Energodar, he decided to work in the public area", – said Lobas.
According to the battalion commander, Yevhen Panov was demobilized in August 2015. He declined the contract and decided to stay as a volunteer.
Lobas also added that he was very amazed, when he enquired about Panov’s detention and what he is suspected of doing. He also promised that the military would raise the issue of returning the Ukrainian.
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