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Zaporizzhia region: SBU detains militant of DNR terrorist organization

The SBU officers detained a member of “DNR” terrorist organization in Zaporizzhia region.

The SBU operatives established that the local resident joined the illegal armed formations in March 2015.  As a commander of a tank unit, he took an active part in the hostilities against the ATO forces on the territory of Donetsk region.

In due time, the man got out to Russia where duly was recruited by the representatives of Russian special services. In 2018, the offender arrived to Zaporizzhia region, following the task of its “supervisors”.  There, he collected information about the movement of the Armed Forces, the location of military facilities, law enforcement agencies and administrative buildings. The SBU officials documented the facts of offender’s illegal activity.

The law enforcers detained the militant in his residence place of one of the Zaporizzhia villages.

The detainee was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime stipulated by Part 1 Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue of measure of restraint in the form of custody was chosen.

The investigation actions are under way.

The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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