Ukraine Detains Russian Military Attaché for 'Spying'

Ukraine Detains Russian Military Attaché for 'Spying'

On April 30th Ukrainian authorities confirmed a Russian military attaché had been detained “on suspicion of spying.”

According to the BBC, “a spokesman for the Ukrainian foreign ministry” said the attaché had been “declared ‘persona non grata'” by authorities, and was “ordered to leave the country.”

The Kremlin has offered no comment on the attaché’s detainment, but it comes at a time when tension between Ukraine and Russia continues to grow – a time when “armed pro-Russian gunmen continue to hold a number of government buildings in the eastern Donetsk and Luhansk regions.”

Ukraine’s acting President Olexandr Turchynov “[admits] that his forces” cannot “quell the unrest,” so his focus is on preventing a worse situation.

He is keeping the troops on “full combat alert” in the event that Russia might invade.

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