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 FSB servicemen Kuznetsov and Kulub suspected of violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine, - SBU

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has initiated a pretrial investigation within a criminal proceeding regarding two Russian border guards detained in the Kherson region under the article on violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing SBU press service.

"On July 3, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) initiated a pretrial investigation within a criminal proceeding regarding two Russian border guards detained in the Kherson region under the article 110 of the Criminal Code (violation of territorial integrity of Ukraine).

"The investigation found that the citizens of the Russian Federation, FSB officers - deputy head of the reserve outpost of military unit No.9930 Askar Kulub and head of the canine group of military unit No.9930 Vladimir Kuznetsov - from December 2016 to June 30, 2017 performed official tasks in the interests of the Russian Federation with the purpose of changing the borders of the territory or state border of Ukraine. The detainees are now held in a temporary detention facility. The investigation continues.

"In the near future, the SBU investigators will indict the FSB officers with charges of violation of territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine and will file a motion to the court to choose them a preventive measure in form of detention," the report reads.

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In the night of June 30, Ukrainian border guards and Armed Forces fighters detained two border guard officers of Russia's Security Service (FSB). Later, the court ruled to sentence both of them to 15 days of administrative arrest and a fine of 320 hryvnia each ($12). All seized property would be returned, including the boat that the saboteurs used to enter mainland Ukraine from occupied Crimea.
 
 
 
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