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Ukrainian soldiers released from detention in Crimea

Ukraine's Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday that all six Ukrainian officers held captive in Crimea have now been released and are en route from Crimea to Chonhar in the Kherson region.

By JC Finley
Ukrainian soldiers released from detention in Crimea
Ukrainian paratroopers participate in military exercises near Goncharovsk village of the Chernigov area in Ukraine on March 14, 2014. Russian troops have gathered near the Ukraine border for exercises as the standoff continues over Crimea. (UPI/Sergey Starostenko) | License Photo

Ukraine's defense ministry announced Wednesday that all Ukrainian military officers captured in Crimea have been released.

Vladyslav Selezniov, the head of the Ukrainian defense ministry's media center in Crimea, told Interfax-Ukraine: "According to my information, six people have been released, including Colonel Yuliy Mamchur and Deputy Commander of the Ukrainian Navy, Major General Ihor Voronchenko."

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The released soldiers were making their return from Crimea to Chonhar in the Kherson region.

[Interfax-Ukraine]

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