Ukraine charges captured Russians with "terrorism"

Two Russians taken prisoner near Schastye in eastern Ukraine have been charged with terrorism, announced an adviser to the Security Service of Ukraine.

Source: TASS

Markian Lubkovsky wrote on Facebook on Wednesday that "investigators have charged detainees Yerofeyev and Alexandrov with committing crimes under Article 258-3 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code for involvement in terrorist activities."

TASS is reporting that Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said that "Russian nationals Alexander Alexandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev captured by Ukraine’s Security Service in the Luhansk Region at the time of their detention on May 17 were not in active service in the Russian Armed Forces."

The general added that " the leadership of the Association of Veterans of Special Operations Forces had urged the Russian Defense Ministry to contact Ukraine’s General Staff through official channels to put an end to tortures of their wounded comrades by Security Service officers aimed at securing expected confessions."

Head of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) Igor Plotnitsky earlier said that the captured Russians were LPR People’s Militia fighters. According to Plotnitsky, they were subjected to torture while in captivity.


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