Russian soldiers interviewed in Ukraine, 25 Aug
Media playback is unsupported on your device

Captured Russian troops 'in Ukraine by accident'

A group of Russian soldiers captured in eastern Ukraine had crossed the border "by accident", Russian military sources are quoted as saying.

Ukraine said 10 paratroopers had been captured and has released video interviews of some of the men. One is quoted as saying "this is not our war".

The incident comes ahead of a key meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Petro Poroshenko, in Minsk in Belarus.

Nick Childs reports.

  • 26 Aug 2014
Go to next video: Fierce fighting as Ukraine calls vote