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Kharkiv:SBU detains “L/DNR” militant with arsenal of weapons (video)

The SBU officers in Kharkiv found and detained a militant of the  “L/DNR” terrorist organization.

The SBU operatives established that citizen of Kharkiv, native from one of the Caucasus republics, in 2014 decided to start collaboration with Russian terrorist forces, which have occupied the Lugansk and Donetsk regions. As a member of an assault unit of the “DNR” and the “Cossack Union “DNR Don Cossack Host”, the militant specialised on recon and sabotage activity.  Being a member of the “LNR” “Zarya” terrorist batallion, the man took an active part in the hostilities against the Armed Forces of Ukraine near Debaltsevo, Donetsk region.

Having returned to Kharkiv region for some “rest”, the millitant continued his contacts with representatives of the “LNR” and “DNR” terrorist organizations, was recruiting locals for participating in the illegal armed groups. The offender planed to enter the occupied territories again and join the “LNR” militants in the nearest time, SBU materials show.

During the search of the criminal’s private residence in Kharkiv law enforcers detected and seized seven grenades F-1, RGD-5 and RG-42 with detonators, two TNT blocks (total weight 400g).  The offender was detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.

The SBU Regional Kharkiv Office investigators served the criminal a notice of suspicion of committing the crimes stipulated by Article 258-3 (participation in terrorist group or terrorist organisation activity) and Article 263 (unlawful handling with explosive devices and explosive substances) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

The urgent investigations are under way.

The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the ProsecuProsecutor's Office of Kharkiv region.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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