Zam. Director of the Department of information and press of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Maria Zakharova commented on the message about the fact that the Russian employees of the foreign Ministry, as if it did not try to visit 2 arrested in Ukraine Russian citizens.
"Immediately after receiving the information about the detention in the Luhansk region 2 Russian residents of the Russian employees of the foreign Ministry began to seek consular access to them. Publicly the situation many times commented the press Secretary and Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Russia in Ukraine ", - wrote Zakharova.
"The price of a number of publications in the Russian media about the fact that the Russian employees of the foreign Ministry "have not tried to visit 2 citizens of Russia, estimated at 30 pieces of silver", ironically said foreign Ministry Commissioner.
Kiev said on may 16 arrested in Donbass like 2 Russian military. In the Russian defense Ministry said that the detainees are residents of the Russian Federation, however, Alexander Alexandrov and Evgeny Erofeev at the time of his arrest on 17 may not have been active military personnel military power of the Russian Federation.
The self-proclaimed head of the Luhansk national Republic Igor Carpenter said that the captured Ukrainian security forces are the fighters of the people's militia LNR. He showed extracts from the documents, According to which Aleksandrov is on a military post in the military Lugansk from 12 January, and retired captain Erofeev from 17 February.