20:36 Oct. 23, 2016
Russian proxies said Ukrainians were spying on Transnistrian KGB troops training
Ukrainians, detained today on the border with unrecognized russian-backed 'state' of Transnistria (or 'Pridnestrovskaya Moldovskaya Respublika', 'PMR') were liberated, read the statement from the spokesman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodian which was aired by 5th Channel.
As reported, the ‘State Security Committee' (KGB in Russian) of separatist pro-Russian ‘republic of Transnistria' claimed they arrested 6 citizens from Ukraine for alleged spying, among them one employee of Ukraine's State Border Service.
Earlier today Oleh Slobodian told that the detainees didn't hold any surveillance and had nothing to do with a military service or State Border service. One of them worked part time as a fireman in one of the Border Service departments.
"They were arrested somewhere near Ukraine's borderline and were transferred to Russian military representatives in the Transnistrian part of Moldova as military persons conducting a surveillance", Slobodian added.
As reported, in September Ukraine's Security Service disclosed number of released captives and those still held hostages by Russia and its proxies. In turn, Putin announced that there are no Ukrainian hostages in Russia.