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MOSCOW, March 20, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu has urged the Crimean leadership to set free commander of the Ukrainian Navy Sergei Gaiduk, who was detained on Wednesday afternoon, and let him leave the peninsula unhindered," the press service of the Russian Defence Ministry reported.
"Shoigu drew attention to the fact that Gaiduk had had to carry out the orders of his superiors in accordance with the military regulations of the Ukrainian armed forces," the press service said.