The Kremlin has refused to discuss possible exchange of the detained SBU contract

Dmitry Peskov

Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov declined to comment on the possibility of exchange of detainees by the security Service of Ukraine (SBU), the Russian servicemen. On Tuesday, November 22nd, the correspondent “reports”.

Also the representative of the Kremlin said that Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov made a statement in which it “fully outlined the Russian position.”

Peskov also declined to answer the question about taken by Moscow’s steps, saying that “everything is done that should be done in a similar situation”. “In this case, I urge you to focus on what Lavrov said. While I have nothing to add,” —said the press Secretary of the President.

Earlier on 22 November, Sergei Lavrov reacted to the detention of the Russian military. According to him, it was an illegal provocation, “the perfect intelligence of Ukraine on the territory of the Russian Federation in respect of Russian citizens.” He explained that the situation engaged in law enforcement.

About the detention and removal of Russian citizens on the territory of the Nikolaev region of Ukraine in the Russian defense Ministry reported on November 21. According to authorities, the incident occurred the day before. It also noted that Kiev is trying to fabricate criminal proceedings against them.

In SBU, in turn, said that the detainees were military deserters who had served in the Ukrainian army, and after joining Crimea to Russia went to serve in Russian.