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 "They did not notice border signs," - Russia on detention of its military in Ukraine

Russia's Interior Ministry has confirmed the detention of its two soldiers in the territory of Ukraine (Luhansk region).

This was announced by Interior Ministry spokesperson Vasily Panchenkov, Censor.NET informs citing RIA Novosti.

"Yesterday, a group of internal troops soldiers boarded a train from Moscow to Vladikavkaz to travel to a training center in the Krasnodar region. While en route, at Chertkovo station located directly on the stretch of the border between Russia and Ukraine's Milove village, two soldiers got out of the railcar and, failing to see any clearly visible border signs, made their way towards the Ukrainian railway station, founding themselves on the territory of Ukraine," he said.

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According to him, the border at that point runs along the railway, with the two stations, the Russian and Ukrainian, being located opposite. Therefore, the soldiers found themselves on the other side of the border "unintentionally, without malice and without arms, without even knowing they got abroad by mere coming out of the train."

As previously reported, assistant to head of the State Border Guard Service Oleh Slobodian said Ukrainian border guards had detained Nov. 26 two Russian Interior Ministry troops soldiers. The detainees turned out to be soldiers of an internal troops unit of the Russian Federation, who were heading to Armavir city in Russia. The military say they got to Ukraine "by accident."

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InformNapalm OSINT group believes the fighters of Armavir Special Forces detained on Nov. 26 for an illegal border crossing in the Luhansk region could be on special mission in Ukraine.
 
 
 
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