SBU apprehended perpetrator of two terrorist acts in Odesa
The Security Service of Ukraine officers together with the Prosecutor’s Office apprehended a resident of Odesa – perpetrator of two terrorist acts in his hometown in April 2014.
The law enforcement authorities established that apprehended Odesa native was directly involved in arson of the supermarket and office of one of the Ukrainian political parties, located in apartment buildings. After committing terrorist attacks he was hiding out in the so-called LNR carrying out different tasks assigned to him by terrorists.
After two years the militant chiefs concluded that the threat for the terrorist on the territory under the control of Ukraine passed over and sent him to Odesa with new missions.
The SBU officers apprehended the infiltrator just after his return. At the time of search of place of his residence the law enforcement authorities withdrew two improvised explosive devices stuffed with strike elements – screws and nuts.
Criminal investigation under Article 258 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was initiated.
The urgent investigative actions are in progress for establishing the targets set by militants for terrorist attacks.
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