Moscow, Aug 31 IANS | 2 months ago

Russia has handed over a total of 63 Ukrainian soldiers who crossed the border into Russian last week in exchange for all the Russian paratroopers detained in Ukraine, a paratroop commander said Sunday.


"The negotiations were difficult. But common sense prevailed and everything ended well," said Alexei Ragozin, deputy commander of the Russian Airborne Forces.

Ragozin said the Russian side had done everything for the soonest release of the servicemen, according to Xinhua.

"The relevant authorities just handed over 63 Ukrainian military men, who crossed the border into Russia Aug 27," he said, adding that the soldiers were accommodated in a temporary camp where they received all required assistance.

"Today, an aircraft of military transport aviation has brought the Ukrainian soldiers to the Belgorod airport, and they were taken by buses to the Nekhoteevka checkpoint to be handed over to the Ukrainian side," he said.

Ukraine's Security Council said Monday that it detained a group of armed Russian paratroopers in the east of the country near the border with Russia, Russian media reported.

The Russian defence ministry said the servicemen were patrolling the border and could have ended up in Ukraine by accident.

Ukraine kept the Russian paratroopers for several days and even sent them to a detention facility in Kiev.

Ragozin said Ukraine's behaviour over the incident was unacceptable considering the fact that hundreds of Ukrainian servicemen who happened to cross into Russia were given all-round assistance and immediately handed over to the Ukrainian side.

(Posted on 31-08-2014)

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