This was reported by the Main directorate of intelligence of the Ministry of Defence of Ukraine.
According to the report, the officer of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, Major General Valery Asapov (aka Prymakov), currently occupies position of the commander of the so-called 1st Army Corps of DPR.
Previously, Major-General Valery Asapov was the commander of the Eastern MD formation, located in the Sakhalin Region. On March 3, 2016, the commander of the 1st AC inspected the units of the 9th special motorized rifle regiment of the Marine Corps (Novoazovsk) in the areas of settlements of Kozatske and Markyne.
As previously reported, yesterday, March 3, in the territory of the temporarily occupied Donbas, six Russian servicemen from the sabotage and reconnaissance groups operating in the direction of Krasnohorivka were killed, five more were wounded.