Lavrov named provocation the export of Ukrainian intelligence agencies of the two Russian military from the Crimea
Intelligence agencies of Ukraine made a provocation against Russian citizens, kidnapping of two soldiers in the Crimea. This was stated on Tuesday, November 22, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov at press conference after joint meeting of the collegiums of the MFA of Russia and Belarus.
In the Kremlin commented on the incident the press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov called for in the evaluation of events to focus on the fact that Lavrov said that, in his words, “completely outlined the Russian position.”
“We believe that it was an illegal provocation committed by the special services of Ukraine on the territory of the Russian Federation in respect of Russian citizens. Our law enforcement agencies”, – said Lavrov, quoted by TASS.
The night before, the defense Ministry announcedthat the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has been kidnapped in the Crimea Maxim Odintsov ensign and the younger Sergeant of contract service of Alexander Baranov and brought them to the territory of the Nikolaev region of Ukraine. The incident in the military also called “coarse provocation”.
Currently, according to the Moscow against Russian citizens trying to “fabricate” a criminal case for crimes in Ukraine. The Ministry of defence admitted that to obtain the “required readings” in the Russian military may be provided with “psychological and physical pressure”.
Information about the kidnapping on Tuesday was confirmed by the representative of the headquarters of the black sea fleet, who spoke about the details of the abduction. “To the checkpoint “Dzhankoi” SBU through nominees lured Maxim Odintsov ensign and the younger Sergeant of contract service of Alexander Baranov, ostensibly to transfer them certified documents confirming higher education in universities of Ukraine”, – said the representative of the fleet.
“About 10 days ago, they contacted the alleged representatives of Kharkiv University, which has offered money to buy diplomas. The exchange was to take place in the neutral zone between the Russian and Ukrainian border posts,” – told RIA “news” on Tuesday a source in law enforcement bodies of Crimea.
“As soon as the soldiers entered the neutral zone, they immediately attacked one of the soldiers of the Ukrainian special forces. Of course, unarmed military to offer any resistance could not”, – said the Agency interlocutor. According to him, it was not possible to establish how the figurehead representatives of Kharkiv University was able to lure the soldiers outside the Russian border post.
On the eve of the SBU confirmed the detention of the military. According to authorities, the operational activities were carried out on the border with Crimea. However, in Kiev, said that the detained Russian military and “former Ukrainian soldiers”. “We do not export, we arrested two deserters who crossed the border at the checkpoint Chongar”, – told reporters the official representative of the SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya.
According to her, it is about two Ukrainian servicemen who “changed the oath and went to serve in the Russian Federation on the occupied territory of the Crimea”. When the military moved into Ukraine across the border at Chongar, they were arrested, as earlier concerning them criminal case about desertion, Gitlyanskaya said.
Peskov said the most important thing is that the military – citizens of the Russian Federation
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, answering the question, does it matter that the stolen SBU Russian contractors are former soldiers of the Ukraine and may have violated the oath of office, stressed that the most important in this case that they are citizens of the Russian Federation, reports RIA “Novosti”.
The Kremlin did not comment on the possibility of sharing the SBU detained Russian soldiers also said Dmitry Peskov. “While I can’t answer this question”, – said the press Secretary of the President of the journalists asked to comment on whether we are talking about a possible exchange.
Peskov said that the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has made a statement about the incident and “completely outlined the Russian position.” Answering the question of what steps will be taken to Moscow, Peskov said that “everything is done that should be done in a similar situation”. “In this case, I urge you to focus on what Lavrov said. While I have nothing to add,” said he.