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Russian Soldiers Increasingly Deserting Their Units to Avoid Being Sent to Fight in Ukraine

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Not All of Ukraine’s Problems are Result of the War or Moscow’s Actions, Kirillova Says
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Right Sector Deny Child Hostage-Taking Claims

Ukrainska Pravda reports that Andiy Tarasenko, one of Pravyi Sektor's leaders, has written on his Facebook page that claims made earlier today by the Ukrainian Interior Ministry (MVD) that two Pravyi Sector fighters had briefly taken a six-year-old boy hostage during the stand-off in Mukachevo are false.

Tarasenko said that the reports were "fake" and mocked the coverage of the situation:

"Get ready. Soon they will be in the mountains raping women and animals, and carrying grandmothers on their backs to shield themselves from bullets."

Later, Pravyi Sektor put out a statement on their website, calling the claims "lies and defamation":

"Pravyi Sektor state that these reports are part of an open war against our military-political movement with the aim of destroying the warriors who are taking the smuggling corridor in Zakarpattia seriously."

Pravyi Sector said that the use of the subject of child-abduction mirrored Russian media propaganda claims that Ukrainian soldiers had crucified a child in Slavyansk.

-- Pierre Vaux

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More Than 100 Ukrainians Reportedly Detained In Russia While Travelling By Bus To Saint Petersburg

UNIAN reports that more than 100 Ukrainian citizens have been arrested by the Russian authorities while travelling through the town of Nevel, in the Pskov region.

A source at the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow told UNIAN that officers of the Federal Border Service, part of the FSB, had stopped 20 minibuses carrying more than 100 Ukrainian citizens. 

The detainees had been crossed the border between Ukraine's Volyn region and Belarus before entering the Pskov region while headed to Saint Petersburg.

The source, described by UNIAN as a diplomat, told the agency that the majority had come from the Ivano-Frankivsk region. They had, the diplomat said, entered Russia legally.

The reason for the detentions is, as yet, unknown.

-- Pierre Vaux

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Ukrainian Interior Ministry Says Right Sector Fighters Briefly Take 6 Year Old Boy Hostage During Escape From Police

Following up on a story we just reported, the Associated Press (via RFE/RL) is reporting that a Ukrainian Interior Ministry statement has confirmed the rumors that a six-year old boy was abducted by Right Sector fighters during their latest confrontation:

Two gunmen from Ukraine's notorious nationalist militia Right Sector have briefly taken a six-year-old boy hostage in western Ukraine as a standoff between the gunmen and police entered its third day.

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The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said in a statement Monday that police and security services had tracked two Right Sector gunmen outside Mukacheve but they took a six-year-old boy hostage and managed to escape.

As is noted below, the boy was reportedly abandoned by the Right Sector fighters after they escape from the police by running into the woods.

As we've been reporting, a group of fighters from Right Sector engaged police in a gun battle over the weekend following an altercation with men reportedly associated with Mikhail Lano, a former member of the Party of Regions, the political party of ousted president Viktor Yanukovych, allegedly regarding cigarette smuggling. 

-- James Miller


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