"It has been found that at least three citizens of the Russian Federation were detained amongst those who trigged bloodshed in Odesa on May 2, causing fighting and mass casualties. Relevant documents have been passed to the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine," SBU stated. One of the detainees is Russian citizen Evgeniy Mefedov, born in 1983 in Yoshkar-Ola city. He stated that his father worked at the Ministry of Emergency Situations of the Russian Federation. Another two are also Russian citizens: Andrey Krasilnikov, born in 1966, and Nizhniy Novgorod resident Aleksandr Zolotashko, born in 1976. In his words, his father is a serviceman of the Russian army serving in the town of Kharp, Tyumen region, and living in Nizhniy Novgorod city," SBU declared.
In its turn, Foreign Ministry of Ukraine announced that law enforcement agencies of Ukraine possess evidence regarding participation of Russian citizens in atrocities of May 2, 2014, when dozens of people had been killed and hundreds had been injured. "There are all reasons to say that this carnage was planned in advance and sponsored by Russian Secret Services. The aim of this action was to launch a wave of violence and to destabilize security situation in the southern regions of Ukraine," Foreign Ministry stated.
"The detained Russian citizens have already given their testimonies. We are convinced that all-inclusive and transparent investigation conducted by law enforcement agencies of Ukraine will reveal those guilty in preparation and execution of this horrifying tragedy, both in Ukraine and Russia" - Foreign Ministry of Ukraine confirmed.