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Date Set For Kyiv Trial Of Alleged Russian Soldiers

Aleksandr Aleksandrov (right) and Yevgeny Yerofeyev stand in a defendants' cage as they attend a court hearing in Kyiv in September.

A court in Kyiv has set the date for the trial of two alleged Russian soldiers detained in Ukraine's east.

A Kyiv court said on November 3 that the trial of Aleksandr Aleksandrov and Yevgeny Yerofeyev will start on November 10.

It also prolonged the two suspects' detention until January.

The pair deny charges of terrorism.

In a video published in May, Aleksandrov and Yerofeyev said they were on active duty with the Russian military in eastern Ukraine when they were captured on May 16.

Moscow says Yerofeyev and Aleksandrov were no longer employed by the state when they were captured.

Russia denies accusations by Kyiv and the West that it is providing weapons, training, and personnel to pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine who are involved in a conflict that has killed more than 7,900 people since April 2014.

Based on reporting by UNIAN and Interfax