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SBU prevents a series of terrorist attacks in Luhansk Region

The SBU under the proceeding guidance of the Prosecutor’s Office prevented a series of terrorist attacks planned by a group of sympathizers of pro-Russian separatism on the instruction of the Russian Federation secret services agent in the city of Lysychansk in Luhansk Region.

Two Pryvillia citizens planned to conduct terrorist attacks in a number of facilities in Lysychansk. In particular, they intended to blow up the memorial sign to Ukrainian soldiers who died during the liberation of the city in 2014 and the local military enlistment office. Besides, they were planning attacks against local pro-Ukrainian activists.

The coordinator of their criminal activity was a former militant, an agent of the Russian secret services who now stays in Russia. According to the SBU, he has already been the organizer of terrorist attacks in the territory of Luhansk Region.

The attacks were to be dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Lysychansk city and to have a wide reaction.

On September 3, the SBU officers apprehended the terrorists while planting an explosive under the memorial sign to Ukrainian soldiers. There is a checkpoint and a road with intensive traffic near this memorial.

The SBU investigators launched a criminal case under Part 2, Article 15 and Part 2, Article 258 (a terrorist attack) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The detainees were notified of suspicion. The investigative actions are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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