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 Ukrainian Officers Detained in Russia Will Be Set Free - Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation

Ukrainian servicemen, arrested in Russia on suspicion of use of "illegal methods of warfare", will not be prosecuted and will be given an opportunity to return home.

This was reported by official representative of the Investigative Committee of Russian Federation Vladimir Markin, Censor.NET informs referring to Interfax Ukraine.

"The investigation revealed that members of the 72th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Ivan Voitenko and four of his subordinates carried out the orders of superior commanders and did not commit crimes against the people of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine," Mr. Markin said.

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According to Markin, "Due to considerations of a humane kind, it was decided not to bring charges against them and to give an opportunity to return to Ukraine."

As Censor.NET reported on August 8, Russian court sanctioned the arrest of five Ukrainian officers detained in Russia until October 7. The officers were suspied in the use of "prohibited methods of warfare" against the people of Luhansk and Donetsk regions.


 
 
 
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