Sands: the Kremlin is glad to return home guards held in Ukraine

MOSCOW, March 2. /TASS/. The Kremlin is happy that we were able to have an exchange of detainees by border guards between Russia and Ukraine. This was stated press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.

“We are pleased that our Russian border guards returned home”, – he said.

According to the press Secretary of the head of state, the Kremlin is satisfied with the completion of the process of exchange of the Russian border service Vladimir Kuznetsov and Askar Koulouba on two Ukrainian border guards – Bogdan Marcona and Igor, Zubaka.

The representative of the Kremlin has emphasized the role of the leader of the public movement “the Ukrainian choice – the right of the people”, the special envoy for humanitarian issues in the contact group on the peaceful settlement of the situation in the Donbas, Viktor Medvedchuk.

Peskov explained that on February 22, Medvedchuk came to Moscow and carried out contacts in Kiev.

“In the end, largely thanks to his efforts and, of course, based on political will, which both parties have demonstrated, managed to get on the exchange of border guards”, – said the representative of the Kremlin.

As previously reported by Russian security services on the night of 30 June 2017, during a training exercise near Armyansk (Crimea) two soldiers Askar Kulov and Vladimir Kuznetsov have strayed from the path and was detained by Ukrainian border guards. According to the decision of the Ukrainian court they were taken into custody.

Two offenders of the state border, the servicemen of Sumy border detachment of state frontier service of Ukraine Igor and Bogdan Dzyubak Marconi was detained in the Bryansk region, on 3 October last year. They were charged for illegally crossing the border. Violators faced a prison sentence of up to 6 years.