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“Finding themselves in an area where they were detained Russian servicemen could not understand that they were staying in the neighbouring country. This was reported that similar incidents related with Russian border transgression cases by Ukrainian servicemen also took place and were successfully settled,” Chairman of the Russian Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human Rights Fedotov said in a letter which was posted on the official website of the council.
Fedotov asked Lutkovskaya “to assist...to settle this incident as quickly as possible and to return Russian servicemen to the homeland.”
He also assured her that the presidential rights council was ready “for further co-operation on all human rights issues.”
Russian servicemen have crossed Russian-Ukrainian border by chance at the place of patrolling and did not resist in detention, Defense Ministry told ITAR-TASS on August 26.