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Kiev, Moscow spar over captured Russian soldiers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 01:09

Ukraine releases video footage of what it says are Russian soldiers captured on its territory, as Presidents Poroshenko and Putin meet in Minsk. Jillian Kitchener reports.

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(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN SERVICEMAN CAPTURED IN UKRAINE, ALEXEI GENERALOV, SAYING: "I am Generalov Alexei, a sergeant of the Russian Federation." Ukraine releases video footage of what it says are Russian soldiers captured on its territory, near a small town in the Donetsk region. They claim the Russians were detained with their personal documents and weapons. But a military source in Moscow says a group of soldiers had surrendered to Ukrainian forces after crossing the border by accident. (SOUNDBITE) (Russian) RUSSIAN SERVICEMAN CAPTURED IN UKRAINE, IVAN MELCHUKOV, SAYING: "We were driving in convoys, not on the road, but through fields, "I did not see where we crossed the border." Kiev says the video supports their claim that Russia has been sending arms and troops across the border to support pro-Russian separatists. It's a dispute that will be discussed in detail today in Minsk, where Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and Russia's Vladimir Putin are meeting for the first time since June. Poroshenko has told reporters that he hopes the meeting will produce an agreement that will bring peace to Ukraine.

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Kiev, Moscow spar over captured Russian soldiers

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 - 01:09