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SBU apprehends a foreign terrorist mercenary in the ATO area (video)

In Mariupol the SBU apprehended a citizen of Uzbekistan, who had been fighting with the DNR terrorist organization for a long time.

A 20-year old foreigner joined the terrorists in December 2014 with the aim of raising money. Given the nickname “Strelok” (Shooter) he took part in military actions near Horlivka and Shyrokino.

In order to get Ukrainian citizenship in August this year the mercenary illegally came to Mariupol where he was apprehended by the SBU officers.

A criminal case under Part 1, Article 258-3 (membership in a terrorist organization) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is launched. The criminal is in custody.

Urgent investigative activities are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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