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 We must demand that Russian Federation immediately release our servicemen, - Butusov commented on abduction of three Ukrainian soldiers at border with occupied Crimea

It is necessary to check the organization of troops under war conditions, taking into account the fact that the enemy has easily crossed the state border and abducted our military in the area where Ukrainian military units are deployed.

Censor.NET Chief Editor Yurii Butusov wrote on Facebook.

His statement reads: "The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine has made a high-profile statement yesterday, Sept. 6.

"This statement actually evidences that the Russian troops have entered the territory of Ukraine from the occupied Crimea and kidnapped three Ukrainian military. Soldiers of the 79th airmobile brigade Yurov, Orlenko, and Mekshun are meant.

"And what's the reaction of Ukraine's generalship? "We could not get through," they said. Weird people! What a way to run a railway! They'd rather send a message via social networks!

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"I thought that the military command would raise the alarm, call it an unprecedented provocation, start demanding immediate release of our military, will pull troops to the border, and put detachments in Chonhar on full alert, close the border with Crimea. This must be done if only to prevent abduction of other soldiers or prevent them leaving or dispersing on their own. We must demand that Russia immediately release our military. It is necessary to appeal to international agencies if their (Russian Federation - Ed.) vehicles have been recorded there.

"We have no right to recognize that the actions of the Russian troops in the occupied territories are a matter of course! By such weak-willed reaction we are showing that the Russian aggressors can safely run both Crimea and Ukraine's territories adjacent to it.

"It is also necessary to urgently check what kind of the troops organization under war conditions this is, taking into account the fact that the enemy has easily crossed the state border and abducted our military in the area where Ukrainian military units are deployed. Who let the soldiers leave the military base in shorts and slippers and walk at the border at the first place, while there is no control at all - the border is open, please come in, take prisoners there... What the army is for, then? Maybe it will be better to create a scout camp at this resort?

"These clowns are trying to reach Russians by the phone... They may well keep calling.

"I hope someone from the Foreign Ministry or the Presidential Administration at least will pay attention to the situation? Or is it normal?

"Maybe the Defense Committee of the Verkhovna Rada will make a statement?

"Do we actually have war here or what? I am urging the state to show signs of life," Butusov wrote.

 
 
 
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