Russian contract soldiers Maxim Odintsov and Alexander Baranov was captured by members of the security Service of Ukraine “the neutral zone”. About it reports “RIA Novosti” with reference to a source in power structures of the Republic.
“About 10 days ago, they contacted the alleged representatives of Kharkiv University, which has offered money to buy diplomas. The exchange was to take place in the neutral zone between the Russian and Ukrainian border posts,” said the source. The Russian military were unarmed.
When Russian soldiers came in the neutral zone, they “attacked the soldiers of the Ukrainian special forces,” the source explained. “Of course, unarmed military to offer any resistance could not”, — he added.
Earlier, the headquarters of the black sea fleet told TASS that Odintsov and sheep had to obtain documents confirming higher education in Ukrainian universities. The transfer was to take place at the checkpoint “Dzhankoi”.
About the detention of two Russian soldiers, the defense Ministry said on November 21. In SBU confirmed that they had arrested “two former Ukrainian military, who changed the oath and went to serve in the Russian army after the illegal annexation of Crimea”.
Incidents involving Russian military in Ukraine
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, answering the question about the possibility of sharing military, said that now “everything is done that should be done in a similar situation”. Peskov called the main fact that the detainees are citizens of Russia. The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov called the detention and removal of two military in Ukraine “illegal provocation” that made “the special services of Ukraine on the territory of the Russian Federation”.