14:47 Oct. 18, 2016
Alleged spies were recruited by Ukraine, separatists say
Three Ukrainian citizens have reportedly been ‘convicted' to 13, 15 and 18 years in prison in the militant-held Donetsk region, Ukrainian news agencies report.
They are accused of ‘espionage', the so-called supreme court head Eduard Yakubovskiy claimed, alleging that the individuals ‘were recruited by Ukraine'.
Yakuvovsky claimed, that one of the ‘spies' was a Ukrainian serviceman.
Earlier Kyiv said that the militants hold more than 100 people prisoners.
The sides have been negotiating about the exchange of the POWs, but the talks have lately come to a grinding halt.
Source: rbc.ua (in Ukrainian)