The Head of the military and the civil administration of the village of Novotoshkovskoe Sergei Shakun reported on the incident on his Facebook page.

- Sept. 16 a suspicious young man was spotted in the village of Novotoshkovskoe. He neither spoke, nor understood Russian and Ukrainian. He was a foreigner. Thanks to the OSCE spokesman we’ve managed to find out that the guy is from Naples and is looking for "his mother." The the military officer and the civil administration jointly with the combatant of the Lugansk-1 Battalion displayed vigilance and handed the "Italian" to the border guards at the Lisichansk checkpoint, according to the post.

Shakun also noted that the detainee had previously served as a part of other foreign armies. The gunman's case will be handed to the Ukraine's Security Service.