"They were transferred to a Kyiv detention facility yesterday," she said.
The Television News Service of the 1+1 television channel quoted Aleksandrov's lawyer Kostiantyn Kravchuk saying that his client "so far cannot move on his own, and the SBU [the Ukrainian Security Service] has not indicated the reasons for transferring the Russians to a detention facility."
Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev were captured during a clash in a military operation area near Shchastia village in the Luhansk region of Ukraine May 16, 2015. One of them was injured in the arm and the other one in the leg. The Russian Defense Ministry acknowledged later that Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev were indeed Russian citizens but insisted that they had not been on active military duty at the moment of their detention.
Kyiv court ruled to arrest the two pending trial.
Yurii Tandit, an advisor to the SBU chief, said on July 28 that Aleksandrov's and Yerofeyev's trial would take place in Ukraine and would begin in September 2015.