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Ukraine Liveblog Day 172
Press by
The Interpreter
Russian-to-English translation journal, with original analysis and commentary on Russia's foreign & domestic policy.
5 Ukrainian Officers Reportedly To Be Tried In Russia
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UNIAN reports that 5 Ukrainian officers are to be tried in Russia on charges of shelling Russian territory. The officers are the last 5 remaining Ukrainian servicemen still in Russia from the group of Ukrainian servicemen who were forced to seek refuge from separatist attack in Russian territory on August 4. The last group of 48 servicemen left yesterday. 

UNIAN reports from the Ukrainian consulate in Rostov-on-Don (translated by The Interpreter):

According to the agency's source, the Russian side is holding a trial at a secret time and location, but it is believed that it will take place tonight in either Donetsk or Gukovo (both in the Rostov region).

The consul said that the Ukrainian soldiers would most likely be detained for 2 months. They are charged with utilising forbidden methods of warfare.

The consul described the proceedings as a "provocation," comparing them with the trial in Voronezh of Nadezhda Savchenko, a Ukrainian pilot who was illegally rendered from separatist detention across the border into Russia and put on trial for the murder of 2 Russian journalists. 

According to the consul, the Ukrainian officers are currently in investigative pre-trial detention in Donetsk in the Rostov region. They are accused of shelling Russian territory.