Ukraine releases two Russian military detained in Luhansk region

16:40, 27 November 2015
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Two servicemen of the Interior Ministry of the Russian Federation, who had crossed the state border with Ukraine, were released and handed over to the Russian border guards, the spokesperson of the Russian Interior Ministry Vasily Panchenko said on Friday, according to Russian news agency TASS.

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"They were tried in Ukrainian court and received a court ruling on an administrative offense due to the [illegal] border crossing. At the moment, they are transferred to the Russian border guards," he said.

Read alsoUkraine’s border guards detain deputy commander of Russian platoonAs UNIAN reported earlier, on November 26, the Ukrainian border guards detained two Russian citizens sporting military uniform with insignia of internal troops of the Russian Federation, for illegal crossing of the state border near the Milove checkpoint in eastern Luhansk region.

The Russian Federation confirmed their detention and said that the soldiers had found themselves on the other side of the border "unintentionally, without malice and without arms, without even knowing that they had crossed the border by just coming out of the train."

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