Two Ukrainian border guards who were detained near the Ukrainian-Russian border are possibly arrested by the Russian court for two months. Speaker of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleg Slobodyan reported this at Facebook.
He also reported that the meeting of the Russian and Ukrainian border guard service at the border line to solve the issue with the detained was scuttled in fact because only one Russian border guard came and claimed that he is not authorized to answer the questions and gave the Russian version of the record of the meeting.
‘The document is formalistic and does not contain any answers to the questions that are interesting for the Ukrainian side. The Ukrainian border guards expressed their objection in written form due to the violation of the record agreements by the Russian Border Guard Service and straightly cynical attitude’, Slobodyan emphasized.
‘At the same time, we succeed to establish the circumstances of the detention of two officers by the Russian border guards. Firstly, according to the latest information, the court already took place in Russia towards the Ukrainian border guards. The consideration took place under two articles on the illegal crossing of the border and malicious defiance to the officers of the law enforcement. The decision of the court is two months of the arrest. These circumstances invite the assumption that our border guards were forcibly detained and the fact the Ukrainian council was not allowed only confirms this. More than likely that they use the war of nerves against the officers and it is not excluded that they have the bodily injuries due to the fight at the border’, Slobodyan claimed.
Also, there is more evidence of this version. Slobodyan claims that they found the traces of two groups during the examination of the border line and they possibly detained the Ukrainian officers.
‘The State Border Guard and the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine will continue to demand the issuance of the Ukrainian border guards from the Russian side.
As we reported earlier, two employees of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine disappeared on Tuesday in Sumy region near the border with Russia on October 3. The next day Russia officially confirmed the detention of two officers. The Consul of Ukraine in Russia was trying to get in touch with the detainees, but he was denied, with an explanation that the detained persons haven’t been identified yet.