Ukraine arrests Russian defence attache: Reports

Ukraine has arrested the Russian defence attache in Kiev, accused him of spying and said he must leave the country.

AFP| Updated: May 01, 2014, 14:10 PM IST

Kiev: Ukraine has arrested the Russian defence attache in Kiev, accused him of spying and said he must leave the country, local media reports said, quoting a government statement.

"The defence attache of the Russian embassy in Ukraine is declared persona non grata," said the statement, adding that the unnamed official had been caught in the act and was "arrested" yesterday.