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SBU counter-intelligence extraction: another witness of Russian aggression taken to govenment-controlled territory of Ukraine

A resident of Sorokyne city voluntarily refused joining the illegal armed groups and left temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region, as a result of well-planned operation conducted by SBU CI unit.

The law enforcement officers established that due to financial difficulties the man had to join the maintenance company of the so-called “2nd Army Corps of LNR People's Militia”, providing repairs to terrorists’ military equipment. However, having understood the wrongdoing, the man expressed his willingness to testify against operations of Russian terrorist forces on the territory of Ukraine.

After checking, the SBU counter-intelligence and investigators found that the man took no direct part in hostilities and did not commit any serious or especially grave crimes. The man also provided crucial evidence proving Russian aggression against Ukraine.  The former member of the illegal armed group was released from the criminal liability by the court decision under Part 2 Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.

SBU reminds that a person other than an organiser and leader of a terrorist group or terrorist organization, who voluntarily reported to law enforcement bodies about corresponding terrorist activities, contributed to its termination or disclosure of crimes committed in connection with the establishment or actions of such group or organization, shall be exempted from criminal liability if his/her actions do not constitute another crime.

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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