"The consul was seeking the meeting, but so far he has been denied the meeting with our border guards for unknown reasons. And I hope the meeting will take place anyway today or tomorrow, and then the situation will be clear," First Deputy Chairman of the State Border Service of Ukraine Vasyl Servatiuk said, TSN reported.
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The Ukrainian side has already asked the OSCE and a human rights commissioner for help.
As UNIAN reported earlier, two Ukrainian border guards from the Sumy border detachment in Ukraine's north who were on duty while monitoring the Ukrainian-Russian border went missing on October 3. Later, Russia's FSB reported about the detention of two Ukrainian servicemen who were allegedly detained in Russian territory.