The “authorities” of annexed Crimea considers that the detained Ukrainian paratroopers could enter the territory of the peninsula in order to commit sabotage. Russian investigators are trying to figure out, is it an accidental crossing of the border, or arrested Ukrainians are masked agents, or they are engaged in acts of sabotage, Ria.ru.
“Three soldiers of 79th Brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were detained by the Russian FSB border department in Crimea. They are suspected of illegally crossing the state border of the Russian Federation. During detention Ukrainian servicemen had no IDs,” as said in the statement of Russian FSB (Federal Security Service), which supposes that Ukrainians wanted to talk to the Russian marines.
September 5, near the administrative border with Crimea three Ukrainian soldiers were lost. In the area of the disappearance two cars were witnessed; probably, the people from those cars illegally detained the soldiers. The communication with the missing paratroopers is failed.