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 The court detained second Russian commando Yerofeyev

Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention until July 19 of this year for detained Russian special forces captain Evgeniy Yerofeyev.

Thus, the court granted the request of the Security Service of Ukraine on election of a preventive measure in the form of detention for the Russian commando for two months. This decision was announced by investigating judge Valeriia Malynovska, Censor.NET reports citing RBC-Ukraine.

Suspect Yerofeyev participated in the hearing via video conference. The prosecutors asked to choose a measure of restraint in the form of detention.

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The representative of the Prosecutor's office believes that milder preventive measure will not ensure the proper implementation of the proceedings. The prosecutor believes that Yerofeyev can hide from the investigation and influence witnesses. Yerofeyev's lawyer opposed the arrest of the Russian.

Earlier, Shevchenkivskyi District Court of Kyiv chose a measure of restraint in the form of detention until July 19, 2015 for captured Russian commando sergeant Aleksandr Aleksandrov.

Servicemen of GRU of Russian General Staff Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev were detained by Ukrainian soldiers near the town of Shchastia on May 16. On May 20 they were charged with suspicion of involvement in terrorist activity in the so-called "LPR".

Speaking with representatives of the OSCE Monitoring Mission, Russian commandos admitted that they used to fulfill various missions in the eastern Ukraine by the order of Russian military command before.

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Earlier, official representative of Defense Ministry of Russian Federation Igor Konashenkov said that the Ministry expects the release of the detained Russian citizens in Ukraine noting that the detained Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov are "former" Russian servicemen. Today Peskov, the press-secretary of Putin, demanded to release the Russian servicemen.

 
 
 
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