The leader of the Communist Party of Ukraine, Petr Symonenko, has denied the Ukrainian Security Council's (SBU) claims that his party was allegedly involved in recruiting militiamen in the city of Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, and supplying weapons to them, reports Interfax. These claims allegedly stem from a video posted on the Ukrainian Security Service's website that shows a militiaman being interrogated by security forces.
The Slavyansk self-defense has swapped three captive Alfa servicemen for the people's governor of Donetsk region, Pavel Gubarev, and deputy militia leader Igor Perepechayenko, a local newspaper said.
Russian military uniforms and fake IDs of Russian officers have been taken to the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk to stage an attack on Ukrainian border guards, a Ukrainian law enforcement official told RIA Novosti Tuesday on condition of anonymity. "The task is to stage an attack on Ukrainian border guards by people dressed in Russian military uniforms and make a video of it," he said.
Head of Ukraine’s Security Service (SBU) Valentin Nalivaychenko has given the SBU department in Odessa several days to curb pro-Russian protests in the city, the RIA Novosti news agency reports quoting a source in Ukrainian law enforcement bodies.
The "people's mayor" of Slavyansk Vyacheslav Ponomaryov has said that members of the Alpha special unit from the Ukrainian Security Service, which was captured a day earlier, are feeling well.
The Ukrainian Security Service (SBU) has confirmed the detention by self-defense fighters of a group of its servicemen in Ukraine’s eastern Donetsk region on Sunday without specifying how many servicemen were detained. The detention, the circumstance of which have not been disclosed either, took place in the late hours of April 26 while the SBU servicemen were reportedly attempting to arrest a suspect in the murder of Vladimir Rybak, a member of the city council of Gorlovka, according to a statement released by the SBU’s press service.