Russia promises to fine and return abducted Ukrainian paratroopers

09:45, 08 September 2015
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Three Ukrainian soldiers from the 79th separate airmobile brigade, who were detained by the Russian border guards near Syvash Lake in Crimea, may soon return to Ukraine, according to the report of the Russian Federal Security Service, Ukrainian news service TSN has reported.

Photo from TSN

According to the report, Russia has promised to punish Ukrainian soldiers with a fine for violation of the rules of crossing the state border.

In turn, Ukraine is ready to take the soldiers, but disagrees with the prosecution, because Crimea is officially the Ukrainian territory, though temporarily occupied.

As UNIAN reported earlier, the press service of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported on Facebook that three soldiers from 79th separate airmobile brigade went missing in the early hours of September 5 near the administrative border with the Russian-occupied territory of Crimea.

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