Geun Lee, a former captain of the Navy Special Warfare Group (UDT/SEAL), who left for the Ukrainian Volunteer Army, posted the news of his survival on the social networking service (SNS).

Former Captain Lee posted on his Instagram today (15th) that he was "alive" and said, "Stop making fake news" as if conscious of the recent death rumors.

Rumors of his death arose after Russia claimed that it had killed about 180 foreign mercenaries in an airstrike on a training base in western Ukraine.

Former Captain Lee said his men had safely withdrawn from Ukraine and were left alone in Ukraine.

He said, "I have a lot of work to do," and "I am busy with battles every day. There will be no news until the mission is completed."

This content was deleted after a while, and all other photos posted before and after leaving Ukraine have been deleted.

(Photo = provided by Yonhap News YouTube channel Korean Now, former Naval Special Warfare Team Captain Lee Geun Instagram capture, Yonhap News)