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President Zelensky to take prompt action to release captured Ukrainian soldiers

Source : 112 Ukraine

the investigation defined violations of control order over movement through the demarcation line by the personnel from Novotritske, Berezove-1 and Berezove-2 checkpoints
14:37, 29 May 2019

Zelensky on his first visit to Luhansk
Presidential Administration press office

President of Ukraine Volodmyr Zelensky promises to take prompt action to release eight Ukrainian soldiers of the 53rd brigade captured in Donbas. As President’s Administration

reported, Zelensky was informed about the conditions of their capture.

Internal investigation of this incident, carried out under the request of Joint Forces Commander, did not establish the fact of state treason,” President’s Administration reported.

Related: Day in Donbas: Occupant fired twice, one Ukrainian soldier wounded

The representatives of the press office stated that the investigation defined violations of control order over movement through the demarcation line by the personnel from Novotritske, Berezove-1 and Berezove-2 checkpoints.

Zelensky stressed that everything possible will be done to return imprisoned soldiers.

“We will act as fast as possible and effective to release our guys,” he said.

Related: One Ukrainian soldier wounded in Donbas on Monday, another wounded day before

Eight servicemen of the Ukrainian military ended up in captivity in Donbas

The names of the Ukrainian servicemen who accidentally entered the uncontrolled Ukrainian territories and were captured on May 22, were made public. 

Earlier, officials of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) said that Donbas conflict became less tense after the inauguration of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.

Related: Donetsk People’s Republic confirms detaining of ‘Ukrainian saboteurs’

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