Ukrainians, detained on the border with unrecognized russian-backed 'state' of Transnistria (or 'Pridnestrovskaya Moldovskaya Respublika', 'PMR') on October 22, were liberated. Such statement of the spokesman of the State Border Guard Service of Ukraine Oleh Slobodian was aired by 5th Channel.
The ‘State Security Committee' (KGB in Russian) of separatist pro-Russian ‘republic of Transnistria' has claimed about arresting 6 citizens of Ukraine for alleged spying, among them one employee of Ukraine's State Border Service.
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 period-to-period 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.
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.