ROSTOV ON DON, August 07, /ITAR-TASS/. Russia has sent the remaining 48 Ukrainian troops, who crossed into the southern Rostov region on August 4, back home, the Federal Security Service’s regional office spokesperson Vasily Malayev said on Thursday.
He said the Ukrainian soldiers had been accommodated in a special tent city not far from the border and had been fully provided for.
On Monday, 438 Ukrainian troops from the 72nd Motorised Infantry Brigade and the Border Guard Service asked Russian border guards to let them into Russia. Later in the day, more than 180 of them decided to go back to Ukraine. Another 192 soldiers were sent back home last night.