Ukrainian consul Alexander Sosonyuk was detained in St. Petersburg for several hours, and is currently in a Ukrainian diplomatic establishment. Such details are reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the press secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Oleg Nikolenko.
It is known that the country has already reacted to the detention. Ukraine regards this as hostile actions on the part of Russia and is preparing retaliatory measures against Russian diplomats, said Ukrainian Deputy Foreign Minister Yevgeny Yenin. He called the situation “another provocation” against Ukraine.
Earlier, the Ukrainian consul Alexander Sosonyuk, at a meeting with a Russian in St. Petersburg, tried to obtain information of a classified nature and was detained. The FSB said that measures will be taken against Sosonyuk in accordance with international law.