Russian border guards detain Ukrainian military serviceman – RIA

21:38, 13 January 2016
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The Russian border guards have detained a soldier of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the village of Chertkovo in Russia’s Rostov region bordering with eastern Ukraine, according to RIA news agency.

Russian authorities report on detention of the Ukrainian soldier / Photo from UNIAN

The regional department of the border guard service said the man crossed the Ukrainian-Russian border illegally, according to the report.

"The detainee crossed the state border of the Russian Federation beyond the established check points; he had no ID on him," reads the statement.

Besides administrative proceedings for violation of the regime of the Russian state border, the Russian authorities consider launching criminal proceedings against the Ukrainian citizen for illegal crossing of the Russian border.

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According to the Russian border guards, the Ukrainian military allegedly decided to chat with the Russian Marines on the other side of the lake Sivash at the de-facto border with the occupied Crimea.

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