Russian Army in Ukraine: Captured soldiers give exclusive account (Video)

15:59, 19 May 2015
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Two Russian servicemen from an elite special reconnaissance forces unit seized in combat with the Ukrainian volunteer battalion Aidar in the Ukrainian Donbas on Saturday were relocated to Kyiv on May, 18 to face charges of terrorism, while Moscow stubbornly denies they were on active duty at the moment of their capture. 

Ukraine Today’s partner TSN got an exclusive interview with the captured Russian troops.

Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev have testified that they belonged to a Russian reconnaissance unit stationed in Togliatti and had earlier confessed that they received  new identity documents and uniforms in Luhansk region, where they had joined militant forces.

One of the captured troops echoed the Kremlin’s defying statement saying that he had come to the Donbas as a militant.

Seizing two wounded Russian soldiers by Ukrainian forces is seen by many as a crucial evidence of Moscow’s direct military involvement in the eastern Ukrainian military conflict, adding up to many other reports by Ukraine officials, NATO, international journalists and NGOs.

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