Today Security Service of Ukraine showed 2 Russian Special Forces soldiers Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev who were captured in Ukraine near Shchastya town located about 20 km from Lugansk city on May 16 2015. Detained men still stay in military hospital in Kiev. Both were seriously wounded during their attack on Ukrainian checkpoint and they would die without medical help. They are feeling comfortable now with the conditions where they stay and attitude to them.
The adviser of the head of Security Service of Ukraine, Yuriy Tandit, informed that the trial of detained Russian special forces soldiers Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevgeniy Yerofeyev will begin already in September this year.
Right now it’s planned that the trial will start in September. We say that the trial must take place here. This is very important for us, because those people committed crimes on the territory of Ukraine that we protect and those men are not just Russian Federation citizens who got lost, they are representatives of elite Russian military units.
– Yuriy Tandit
Tandit denied the fake of Russian media that said that those two men were exchanged and asked Russian side to show what the conditions are of Ukrainian hostages who are on the territory of Russian Federation.
I want to ask a question to the leaders of Russian Federation: you see the conditions in what your citizens stay here, who are representatives of armed forces of Russian Federation and what are the conditions for our warriors who are on the territory of Russian Federation? We are open and we would like you to show us out boys and tell us when you give them back to us.
– Yuriy Tandit
Security Service of Ukraine also posted a video of the conversation between Yuriy Tandit and Russian soldiers, he visited them in military hospital in Kiev.
Reported by Security Service of Ukraine at sbu.gov.ua
Also read the transcript of the video of Aleksandr Aleksandrov taken in the hospital of Shchastya just few hour after he was captured: “I am a soldier of Russian Federation”. Full translation of the video of Russian POW published by Ukrainian soldier.
And more info on Yerofeyev at Russian GRU soldier Yerofeyev identified on a video taken in Lugansk, Ukraine in January 2015.