Russia indicted two Ukrainian border guards it kidnapped earlier


The two Ukrainian border guards that were kidnapped by Russia in early October in the Sumy region have been indicted of "illegal crossing of the border."

This was announced by Russian FSB Public Relations Center, Censor.NET reports citing Interfax.

"The servicemen of the State Border Service of Ukraine who were detained on Oct. 3, 2017 for violation of the Ukrainian-Russian border have been indicted within a criminal case initiated under part 3 article 322 of the Criminal Code of Russia (illegal border crossing)," the report reads.

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On Oct. 3, two officers of Znob-Novhorodske unit of the Sumy border guard service were monitoring a section of the state border, when connection with them was lost at around 8 p.m. Later, Russian media reported of detention by FSB border detachment of two 'violators' who called themselves Sumy unit border guards.

On Oct. 9, Russian court arrested the officers for two months for alleged illegal border crossing. Ukrainian consul is not allowed to visit the prisoners. A meeting of border guard representatives of Ukraine and the Russian Federation regarding the detained Ukrainian border guards was supposed to take place in Bryansk, Russia, on Oct. 9, but was sabotaged by the Russian side.
Источник: https://censor.net.ua/en/n458995