The security service of Ukraine (SBU) said on detention close to the village of Stanitsa Lugansk Russian citizen who allegedly participated in the fighting against the Ukrainian forces.
"The detainee in the early winter of last year he joined an intelligence unit of illegal military a terrorist organization LNR. He told me that before he participated in the fighting during the 2 "Chechen campaign" from Pskov and Ryazan airborne assault brigades, has the skills of warfare and the treatment of various types of weapons ", – reported in the report on the Internet representation of the SBU.
"Management of SBU in Donetsk region opened criminal proceedings under part 1 of article 258-3 (creation of terrorist group or terrorist organization) of the Criminal code of Ukraine ", – reported in the report. 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. Remember also, that was announced on 17 may about the detention in the settlement Happiness of the military, who called himself a Russian contract soldiers serving in the special forces – Alexander Alexander and Evgeny Erofeev. In the Russian defense Ministry asked them to stop the torture and release of two former soldiers. Relatives of captured Russian citizens have also confirmed that they had resigned from the army. On may 27, the Ukrainian media said that the Detainee under the Happiness of the citizen of Russia Alexander Alexandrov wants to cooperate with the investigation. However Erofeev to assist the investigation would not. May 20, Alexandrov and Erofeev was charged with terrorism. On may 22, a court in Kiev has arrested Russian citizens. July 30, the Russian Residents of Evgeny Erofeev and Aleksandr Aleksandrov, captured in Ukraine in may, was transferred from Kyiv Central military hospital in jail.