The security service of Ukraine (SBU) has described the actions of the detainee in Luhansk oblast of a Russian citizen Viktor Ageev as terrorism.
«Ageeva actions qualify as terrorism,» – said the head of the SBU Basil Gritsak at the briefing held on Saturday, July 22, in Kiev.
According to Hrytsak, Ageev met his mother, who earlier appealed to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko with a request to pardon the son.
Victor Ageev was captured on 24 June in the village of Zholobok Slavyanoserbsk district, Luhansk region. According to Ukrainian media, he is Russian contract servicemen. The Ministry of defense of Russia denied these reports.
«Victor Ageev has never passed military service under the contract in Armed forces of the Russian Federation. According to the records of the Ministry of defense of Russia, Ageev serving in the armed forces, followed by another in may 2016 resigned in the prescribed manner to the reserve. Information about the alleged admission in the subsequent Viktor Ageev on military service under the contract is an invention of the Ukrainian propagandists,» – said in a statement issued on 28 June.