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Whose servicemen? Russian officials deny Russian origin of two recently detained servicemen

Whose servicemen? Russian officials deny Russian origin of two recently detained servicemen

Story of two Russian servicemen caught in Eastern Ukraine gets more and more details.

Yesterday night Advisor to Head of Security Service of Ukraine Markian Lubkivskiy published new photos of two detained soldiers.

Lubkivskiy informed this in Facebook.

He tried to call to their relatives in Russia, but they don’t respond.

‘They are scared, surprised, worthy of compassion or miserable. Doctors have just saved sergeant’s leg – they would have to amputate it in the morning, they transfuse blood and plasma. I tried to call to relatives of Aleksandrov – phones are silent. And Russia is silent’, – he wrote.

The two Russian servicemen were part of subversive reconnaissance group that tried to seize strategic bridge near town of Shchastya.

Russia and self-proclaimed republics say that detained servicemen are members of ‘People’s militia in Luhansk People’s Republic’. Russian press secretary Peskov said that there’re no Russian servicemen in Donbas and questions about checking information about detained servicemen should be addressed to Ukrainian Defense Ministry instead of the Kremlin.

In its turn, Russian Defense Ministry says that the two men are former officers of Main Intelligence Directorate and asks to set them free.

In the hometown of the detainees (Russian city Togliatti) there was a protest with demand to withdraw Russian troops from Ukraine.

Source: unian.ua


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