For two pensioners from the frontline village of Hranitne (Donetsk region, Ukraine), habitual fishing turned into a captivity of the militants of the so-called "DNR".
The river Kalmius separates Hranitne from the positions of the terrorist "DNR". The line of demarcation passes through the body of water, IA "Vchasno" reports.
For local people, fishing is not just a habitual hobby. With the onset of the war for many, it has become an opportunity to feed themselves and their families.
In September 2017, two local pensioners were captured by militants of the "DNR". The terrorists kidnapped men when they were fishing at their usual place.
"We tried to explain that we are just ordinary fishermen and we always go here, and they did not listen to us," one of the prisoners says.
In the hostages of the militants, the men spent several days. Participants of the groups tried to ascribe to ordinary fishermen participation in the sabotage group and knocked out the necessary indications from them.
After several days of captivity, the fishermen were released after all. They were able to get home. Now the men with horror remember what they had to endure "on the basement of the "DNR".