Captured machine gunner of a separate company of the FSB commandant's office
"Shoot everyone who runs away": the captured FSB machine gunner admitted that he led the blocking squad
They stood on the second line and did not allow the "z assault" to retreat, one of the Russian prisoners - a machine gunner of a separate company of the FSB commandant's office - told the SBU interrogation.
Performed the role of blocking squad. The order was in the event of their "z assault" retreat to beat on defeat, "...we had assault rifles, machine guns and sniper rifles".
The SBU noted that the practice of the Russians using blocking units is not new - this was confirmed once again by the interrogation of Russian prisoners of war.