The Russian President called “perfidy” the detention of the security service of the Russian military in Crimea
Russian President Vladimir Putin called the incident with the Russian military Maxim Odintsov and Alexander Baranov, detained by the security Service of Ukraine (SBU) on November 20, on the border of Crimea and Kherson region of Ukraine, treachery, similar to disconnecting heat and light in the Crimea, reports TASS.
“I think it’s treachery (the detention of the Russian military) eventually turns against those who engage in such activities because it is akin to the blackouts in the Crimea on the eve of the New year and in the winter,” – said the head of state in conversation with journalists.
On the eve of Ukraine judge of the Central district court of the city of Nikolaev was arrested by Russian soldiers. The court also determined the amount of the Deposit. For younger Sergeant Alexander Baranov appointed a security Deposit of 350 thousand UAH for the warrant officer Maxim Odintsov – 250 thousand hryvnias. It was reported that the SBU intends to challenge the possibility of the release of the arrested on bail.
“I understand the position of articles and the position of the judges and understand that this is Nikolaev, but it deserters who changed the oath, sided with the enemy in the group, moved with the weapon. What to do with a deserter, who betrayed the Ukrainian oath, along with the weapons remained on the territory that no country has recognized and moved to the side of the enemy? And this man can make bail?” – said the head of the SBU Basil Gritsak.
Hrytsak did not rule out the inclusion of the military in the lists of the exchange of hostages. Answering the question of whether to exchange them, at a briefing Hrytsak said: “Theoretically it can be. First, their fate will be determined by the investigator, but after this the judgment”. The head of the SBU confirmed that the arrested soldiers suspected of desertion, presented a Russian passport.
November 21, the Russian defense Ministry announced that the security service was kidnapped in Crimea by 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 Russian foreign Ministry and the Kremlin, the operation of the SBU is regarded as a provocation.
Consulate General of Russia in Odessa, Ukraine sent a note with a request to provide copies of documents confirming the identity of citizens of Russia, told journalists in a press-service of the Russian Embassy in Kiev.
“Due to the spread in the Ukrainian media information about the detention of 20 November 2016 the bodies of the security service of citizens of the Russian Federation M. E. Odintsov and A. V. Baranov the Russian Consulate General in Odessa, the Ukrainian side has sent a note with a request to provide copies of documents confirming their identity and citizenship, as well as to organize a meeting of the Russian consular officer to the detained”, – noted in the Embassy.