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SBU exposes corrupt official of Kharkiv border guards unit

SBU officers exposed a corrupt official of Kharkiv border detachment unit who planned to "get a job" in the illegal LNR structures.

The SBU operatives established that the deputy of the head of the Kharkiv border guards unit organized a mechanism of receiving money from citizens for not entering border-crossing information to the departmental database. The colonel involved other servicemen of the SBGS Eastern Regional Department in committing illegal activities.

SBU officers documented in the framework of the initiated criminal proceeding the receiving of USD 500 for illegal transferring of a citizen of the Russian Federation across the border. According to the SBU materials, the colonel has been negotiating with LNR representatives, planning to get a senior position in the illegal “Ministry of State Security”.

The law enforcers arrested the deputy chief of the border guards unit in Kharkiv near the place of residence under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.

The investigators qualify actions of the border guard as “creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization” (Part 3 Article 368, Part 3 Article 362, Part 1 Article 366, Part 1 Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine). The issue of serving a notice of suspicion to the detainee in committing the crimes is being decided.

The urgent investigative and operative actions are under way.

The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Military Prosecutor's Office of the Kharkiv garrison of the ATO forces and in cooperation with the SBU Department of National Statehood Defense and the SBGS Internal Security Division.

SBU Press Centre


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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