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Ukraine believes Russia officially recognized participation of its citizens in armed conflict in Donbas

Source : 112 Ukraine

The TCG stated that they now expect official recognition of the full responsibility of the Russian leadership for resolving and continuing the international armed conflict in eastern Ukraine
12:43, 20 October 2021

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The Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine believes that the Russian Federation, by requiring Ukraine to provide consular access to a Russian citizen detained in Donbas, has recognized the participation of its citizens in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine, the press service of the Ukrainian delegation to the TCG reported in its Telegram.

"The Russian Foreign Ministry has officially recognized the participation of Russian citizens in the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. We congratulate the Russian representatives on this courageous step: it is difficult to recognize the reality after eight years of consistent lies," the statement reads.

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The Ukrainian delegation notes that Russian diplomacy is now expected to officially recognize the full responsibility of the Russian leadership for resolving and continuing the international armed conflict in eastern Ukraine.

As it was reported earlier, operatives of the Armed Forces of Ukraine detained militant of the so-called Donetsk People's Republic on October 13 - citizen of the Russian Federation Andrey Valentinovich Kosyak, born in 1978. Weapons and ammunition were seized from the man. It is noted that the detained militant is also suspected of committing a serious crime in 2010, intentional murder.

Later, the Russian Foreign Ministry demanded that the Ukrainian side report his whereabouts and provide him with consular access.

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