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 Moscow court leaves kidnapped Ukrainian border guards in pre-trial custody until early February. PHOTOS

Lefortovo district court of Moscow extended pre-trial detention of Ukrainian border guards Bohdan Martson and Ihor Dziubak for another two months - until Feb. 5, 2018. The Ukrainian servicemen were abducted by the Russian secret services in Ukraine’s Sumy region at the border with Russia.

The decision was announced by Judge Elena Galikhanova, Censor.NET reports citing UNIAN.

The court separately heard cases of each of the arrested Ukrainian. The hearings lasted less than 10 minutes each. The judge spent about three seconds in the deliberations room. The trial was held behind closed doors as "classified information" was allegedly disclosed there. The court even failed to invite journalists when announced the first verdict. The Ukrainian border guards are charged with illegal border crossing.

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Dziubak said during hearing that he actually crossed the border to "obtain information." According to the lawyer, they were detained on the Russian territory several dozen meters away from the border line.

Moscow court leaves kidnapped Ukrainian border guards in pre-trial custody until early February 01

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Moscow court leaves kidnapped Ukrainian border guards in pre-trial custody until early February 02

On Oct. 3, two officers of Znob-Novhorodske unit of the Sumy border guard service were monitoring a section of the state border, when connection with them was lost at around 8 p.m. Later, Russian media reported of detention by FSB border detachment of two 'violators' who called themselves Sumy unit border guards.

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On Oct. 9, Russian court arrested the officers for two months for alleged illegal border crossing. Ukrainian consul is not allowed to visit the prisoners. A meeting of border guard representatives of Ukraine and the Russian Federation regarding the detained Ukrainian border guards was supposed to take place in Bryansk, Russia, on Oct. 9, but was sabotaged by the Russian side.Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/p464531
 
 
 
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