Peskov said responding to a question regarding the videos that had appeared on the Internet, in which the Russians claimed that they were servicemen of the Russian Federation and had not left military service, Censor.NET reports citing RIA Novosti.
"I have nothing more to add to what I have previously said. They are actually the Russian citizens, who are in captivity and, certainly, in this case the Russian side is taking the necessary measures for their liberation from captivity," Peskov said.
As reported earlier, the Russian special forces servicemen admitted in a conversation with the OSCE SMM observers that they had previously visited eastern Ukraine carrying out the tasks of the military command of the Russian Federation.
Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said earlier that the agency expects the release of the Russian citizens detained in Ukraine noting that the captive Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov were "former" Russian servicemen.