Sands: convicted in the criminal code, the Ukrainians are not to be exchanged in the framework of the Minsk agreements


MOSCOW, December 28. /TASS/. Convicted on various articles of the criminal code, the Ukrainians are not to be exchanged in the framework of the Minsk agreements, as it is not considered prisoners of war, said the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov.

“With regard to the number of persons that you have in mind, who were convicted here in Russia, then surely they cannot be considered prisoners or detained persons. They tried in Russia under Russian law, he said. In any case, such issues are discussed at the highest level, and it all depends on the decisions made by the head of state.”

Roman Sushchenko was arrested on charges of espionage. Punishment under article provides till 20 years of imprisonment. Sushchenko – a career officer of the intelligence Directorate of the Ukrainian defense Ministry, said the public relations Center of the FSB. He was detained while conducting espionage action. Sushchenko purposefully collected constituting the state secret information about the activities of the armed forces and Regardie, according to the FSB.

According to SK Russian Federation, Nikolai Karpyuk and Stanislav Klyh December 1994 and January 1995 as part of the gang on the territory of Chechnya took an active part in armed clashes with units of the armed forces. They killed at least 30 soldiers and at least 13 were injured varying degrees of severity. The court in Grozny sentenced to prison in may 2016.

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