Volodymyr Ruban denies all accusations and claims that the happened is the operation where he acted as the driver. He claimed this during the court session in the Shevchenkivsky District Court of Kyiv.
'They make terrorist #1 of me. I deny all accusations and I have the explanations', he claimed.
According to Ruban, the yesterday operation was planned by the officer with the nickname 'Cedar' and he was a driver of this officer.
'I have no pass for the crossing to the uncontrolled territory. But I work on the exchange of the prisoners. I have the experience in the difficult operations and transfers', he added.
Ruban explained that he should 'transport the goods there and take the furniture'.
'I arrived at the prearranged time. 'Cedar' came to me and ordered to pass me. I followed him a few meters and then we were surrounded'.
As we reported Ruban was detained on March 8 at the Ukrainian checkpoint at the demarcation line of Donbas Conflict zone.