A Ukrainian serviceman who disappeared on the administrative border with Crimea on May 30 has been arrested by the occupying authorities on the peninsula. The so-called court of Simferopol left Yevhen Dobrynsky behind bars until July 1. He faces a fine of up to 200 non-taxable minimum incomes, or forced labor, or imprisonment for up to two years.

Russian FSB officers accuse the Ukrainian of “illegally crossing the state border of the Russian Federation”. At the same time, the occupiers claim that the Ukrainian fighter was allegedly in a state of alcohol and drug intoxication and came to the Russian border guards himself. In support of these statements, videos were published with the “confession” of the serviceman himself and the moment of his detention.

At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine believe that Russia has illegally detained Dobrynsky in the Crimea and is cynically using him in its propaganda.

At the same time, the command of the Ukrainian Air Assault Forces pointed out some inconsistencies.

“We draw your attention to the fact that when staging the video (published a few days later), the FSB directors did not take into account important details that indicate its inaccuracy. The headdress of the uniform in this unit is a summer panama, not a field cap worn by a serviceman. It also doesn’t take into account the time of day and weather conditions during which the military “disappeared”, which is about half-past five in the morning.

In the messages of the propagandists of the fake republics, the information does not completely correspond to the messages of the FSB “border guards” and reality. Yevhen hasn’t yet taken part in hostilities. The names and surnames of his commanders are not real at all,” the statement of the Ukrainian command reads.

“Unfortunately, in this situation, senior soldier Yevhen Dobrynsky became a puppet in the information war that is wagering by the Russian aggressor,” the Armed Forces concluded.

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