Ruban offered to exchange him for Ilovaisk hostages, - defense

Source : 112 Ukraine

Lawyer Valentyn Rybin claimed that Ruban could be exchanged for two Ukrainian soldiers who are in the captivity since 2014
15:49, 2 August 2018

Suspect in the attempt of the coup d'état and murder of the leadership of the country Volodymyr Ruban offered the prosecution to make a deal: to exchange him for two Ukrainian soldiers withheld as the hostages at the temporarily occupied territory of Donbas as his lawyer Valentyn Rybin reported on Facebook.

"Volodymyr Ruban, despite the possible negative consequences for him, agreed to make a deal with the prosecution and offered the individual exchange 1 for 2, in the result of which, Serhy Hlondar and Oleksandr Korinkov who are the hostages since the Battle of Ilovaisk could return home," he wrote.

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According to Rybin, the law enforcers have not taken such action.

Ruban was detained on March 8 at the Ukrainian checkpoint at the demarcation line of Donbas Conflict zone. It is stated that Ruban is suspected in the illegal handling of arms, preparation of a crime and terrorist action. Later the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv arrested Volodymyr Ruban, the Leader of Center of POW Release 'Officer Corps' for 60 days without a right to the bail. The Court extended the arrest on May 4 to July 2.

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Also, it was reported that non-affiliated MP Nadia Savchenko and Volodymyr Ruban, the Head of 'Officer Corps' planned to attack the cortege of the President of Ukraine with the large caliber sniper rifle. 

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