Detainees at the Donbass Russian military a lot more than Alexandrov and Erofeev, – Novikov

Задержанных на Донбассе российских военных намного больше, чем Александров и Ерофеев, - Новиков

Servicemen of GRU GSH of Russian armed forces Alexander Erofeev and Evgeny Alexandrov are not the only one, just the most famous Russian servicemen who were detained in the Donbas. About it in interview to “5 channel” said the lawyer Hopes Savchenko Ilya Novikov.

“The Russian Alexandrov Greshniki and Erofeev not only there are more of they, Russian military detained in Ukraine during the hostilities. But they’re the only ones about which it is widely known that they are… well let’s not talk in captivity is under arrest they are, they are detained. In the other, they simply have no such information,” – said Novikov.

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At the same time, he expressed the opinion that it is rather a negative fact.

“I don’t think it’s good, what about the rest of the Russian military and Russian citizens, it is unknown whether they were military or not, we have no information. If it was, if it was this constant grassroots pressure on Putin: “our Fire, you write on t-shirts that we don’t throw – don’t throw, negotiate, do the exchange, so they can return home”. No such pressure, and that we complicate our business and reduce our ability to exchange”, – said the lawyer.

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Alexandrov and Erofeev were detained under the Happiness of the Luhansk region in may 2015 is currently actively discussing the possibility of exchanging them for the Ukrainian pilots Hope Savchenko, which in Russia was sentenced to 22 years in prison.