Rivne region: local resident convicted for state treason
SBU materials helped to convict a local resident who committed the state treason and planned a number of sabotage acts on the region’s territory.
The SBU operatives established that previously convicted 22-year-old local resident appealed to the leaders of “DNR” terrorist organization with the proposal to carry out explosions and other actions to destabilize the public situation in the region. The man sent corresponding video appeal to the militants via the Internet. Being in correspondence with the allegedly representatives of illegal armed formation, he informed about the preparation of explosion on one of the energy complex facilities. Due to well-coordinated actions and timely response measures, the law enforcers prevented sabotage and detained the offender.
The Kostopilsky district court found the criminal guilty of committing a crime stipulated by Part 1 Article 111 and 113 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced him to 7 years in prison.
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