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“All the detainees are now under the supervision of secret services,” Lysenko said.
Earlier on Tuesday, a Russian Defense Ministry source told ITAR-TASS that the Russian servicemen had accidentally crossed the Ukrainian border during a patrol mission and that they had not offered resistance during detention.
The Russian Defense Ministry underlined that Ukrainian troops had repeatedly crossed the Russian border. “Ukrainian servicemen repeatedly entered the Russian territory separately or in groups totaling more than 500, with weapons in hands and carried by armored vehicles and we didn't make much noise about it, simply returning to a safe place in the Ukrainian territory all those who so wished,” the Defense Ministry official said.