Ukrainian officer's son who went missing in Belarus under arrest in Russia

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A 19-year-old citizen of Ukraine, Pavlo Hryb, who was reported missing after he traveled to Belarus on August 24 for a date with a Russian girl and was allegedly abducted by Russia's FSB, has been arrested in Russia's city of Krasnodar, according to the Russian news agency TASS.

Photo from TSN
Photo from TSN

The Krasnodar's Oktyabrsky District Court reported on Wednesday that Hryb was arrested on August 17 for two months.

"The measure of restraint is arrest for two months. [The decision] was made on August 17," the court said, noting that it was about "the accused Pavlo Ihorevych Hryb, born in 1998, who was put on the international wanted list."

Lawyer meets with 19-year-old Ukrainian abducted by Russia's FSB in BelarusAs UNIAN reported earlier, the 19-year-old Pavlo Hryb went missing on the territory of Belarus on August 24 after he traveled to the city of Gomel for a meeting with a Russian girl whom he met in social networks and who has allegedly also flown to Gomel from Russia.

FSB document: Missing Ukrainian teen faces terrorism-related charges in Russia – mediaBelarus authorities confirmed that Hryb had crossed into the country. The same was confirmed by the Ukrainian border guards.

According to media reports, which could not be verified officially, Hryb was detained in line with the search and arrest warrant issued by the Russian FSB. Russian security service allegedly suspects the youngster of terrorism.

According to Hryb's father, his son, who has a confirmed disability, has never served in the Ukrainian army. At the same time, he had vehemently opposed Russian aggression against Ukraine in his posts on social networks.

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