Ukranian interior ministry posted online, a video of the Russian soldiers who ought to be spying in Ukraine and said that they would be prosecuted under Terrorists Act.
In the Video, one of the prisoners gave his name as Alexander Alexandrov. He said he had been on a spying mission in Ukraine as part of a 14-member special forces group from the Russian town of Togliatti.
“We were discovered. I was wounded in the leg as I tried to get away … We’ve been here 4-5 days,” he said.
The capture and possible prosecution of the two Russians and the potential embarrassment for Russia’s Vladimir Putin come as the United States and its European Union allies press Moscow to fully implement the Minsk peace accords.
“We are completely certain and can state that these are citizens and servicemen of the Russian Federation,” said Markiyan Lubkivsky, a senior Ukrainian state security official, the Euronews reports.
One Ukrainian soldier was killed in the fighting at Shchastya near the city of Luhansk, on Saturday, while some Ukrainian state security officials had been wounded, Kiev’s state security chief Valentyn Nalivaychenko told journalists.