The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova denied recent media reports that Moscow allegedly “threw” the captive in Donbas Russian citizen Viktor Ageev.
photo: Mikhail Kovalev
“This is not true. The Russian Embassy in Ukraine is actively engaged in the fate of a Russian citizen”, – quotes Zakharov “Interfax”.
Ageev was detained by Ukrainian security forces at the end of June. In Kiev claim that he was part of a subversive group in Luhansk national Republic (LNR), which was allegedly headed by a Russian officer (was killed during the battle).
Ukrainian authorities insist that, unlike at the time of arrest was the Russian military contract.
Later, the defense Ministry said that the Russians were only military service in may last year, was discharged.