KIEV, December 10. The Russian Embassy in Kiev has received notification from the Ukrainian side about the detention of three Russian citizens by the security Service of Ukraine (SBU). About this korr. according to the press-Secretary of Embassy Oleg Grishin.
The Embassy of Russia asks Kiev to provide official information about the detention of three Russians
“The Embassy has received notification of the detention of three citizens of the Russian law enforcement bodies of Ukraine and is currently preparing the documents for obtaining access to detainees Consul,” said he.
On Wednesday a press-the Secretary of SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya reported that Agency staff during the RAID . “Detained two citizens of the Russian Federation and three citizens of Ukraine”, – she wrote on the page in Facebook. Later Gitlyanskaya announced the arrest of a third Russian. The names of detainees, the representative of the SBU is not called.
According to gutlyanskii, the detention allegedly took place in the framework of the operation to neutralize the sabotage and intelligence group, which operated in several cities of Ukraine, including in Kiev.
However, information about the incident on the official sites of SBU and the interior Ministry was never published.
In the Kremlin are familiar with the messages
In the Kremlin are familiar with press reports about allegedly carried out in the Ukraine the arrest of several Russians.
“I have no information. That is, in the Kremlin know (about it) from the media, but some detailed information is not available, what is it and what kind of citizens”, – said earlier the President’s press Secretary Dmitry Peskov.
The case of Alexander and Erofeeva
May 16, near the village of Happiness in Luhansk region the Ukrainian military personnel detained Russians Alexander Erofeev and Evgeny Alexandrov.
Erofeev declared that during the interrogation he was tortured and pressure
Ukrainian authorities claimed that the detainees are allegedly Russian servicemen.
However, on 18 may, the defense Ministry said that “the captured SBU in the Luhansk region citizens of Russia Alexandrov, Alexander and Evgeny Erofeev at the time of his arrest was not a valid Armed forces of the Russian Federation”.
The Russians are charged with the implementation of “aggressive war” against Ukraine, “unauthorized transportation of weapons and ammunition, storage and transfer of arms, supporting the terrorist organization and the terrorist attack that resulted in the death of Ukrainian soldiers”.
Article punishable by up to life imprisonment.
The defense claims that the legislation is in violation of all international norms.
May 22, Shevchenkivskyi district court of Kyiv has arrested the Russians. The Kyiv court of appeals on June 10 has left them under arrest, thereby affirming the decision of the court of first instance.
In early November, Goloseevskiy district court of Kyiv once again extended their detention until 2 January 2016.