Authorized international Department of the red cross, met in Kiev with the captured Ukrainian military Russians, gave them messages from their families, told the Geneva headquarters of the organization.
"We were visited by 2 men who were taken into custody on may 17 in Happiness in Donetsk region ", - quotes news Agency, the official envoy of the organization Jennifer Tobias." The purpose of the visit was to find out the rules of their contents and health status and to assist, if necessary, to communicate with members of their families, " said Commissioner of the ICRC. As explained Tobias, arrested in the process of this visit had the opportunity to hear the news about their relatives and to inform relatives about yourself." They exchanged news with the families, "she said, without explaining how this happened" exchange ": captured were allowed to write letters, provided the opportunity to talk on the phone or contact the family using the Internet. In accordance with established practice, establishing contacts between detainees and their families is one of the humanitarian task which is solved by the ICRC to visit places of detention.
"in the group who visited captured this afternoon, was part of the doctor," said Tobias. Along with this, she was unable to give any further details about the state of health of citizens of Russia and, in General, the conclusions of the experts of the ICRC. Speaking about the further actions of the red cross on the matter, she said that the authorities must be referred to the councils about the conditions of detention "." by itself, We would like to visit again captured, " said Tobias. In Kiev claim that the detained Russian Soldiers. However, the ICRC said: "We have, without doubt, not saying They were Russian servicemen ". Remember, Sunday is the day the media announced the arrest in the village, the Happiness of the military, who called himself a Russian contract soldiers serving in the special forces. However, later the same day 1st Deputy commander of people's militia LNR Sergey Kozlov said that in reality the Kiev military won captured 2 soldiers of the people's militia of the Luhansk national Republic. Later, on the first day of the week, the foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin said that in his country all the same As if he were caught " two Russian officers ". According to the General staff of Ukraine, first They were moved to Kramatorsk, and currently under treatment in Kiev. Before that, the President's press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said that in the Donbass no Russian military, and the question of verification of the information on detention of Like commandos should be addressed not to the Kremlin, and in the Ministry of defence. In the Ministry of war for his part, has told that the detainees in Ukraine, the militia are former Russian military. In the Russian defense Ministry asked them to stop the torture and release of two former soldiers. Later Advisor to the head of the security service of Ukraine Markiyan Lubkivsky said that captured under the Happiness captured Ukrainian security forces Russians charged with terrorism. On Wednesday the Staff of the international Department of the red cross (ICRC) met with detainees at the Happiness in the Luhansk region the Russians. Moscow has stated many times that it is not involved in the events in southeastern Ukraine, is not a party to domestic conflict and is interested in Ukraine overcame political and economic crisis. In the capital of Russia emphasize that all the charges against her are unproven.