So-called “DNR Minister” decides to use SBU Program “Waiting for You at Home”
The former "Minister of Culture and Tourism” of “DNR” terrorist organization was transferred outside of the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region as a result of special operation conducted by the SBU counter-intelligence service.
Law enforcers established that the resident of Donetsk joined to the illegal armed groups in May 2014. Being in the ranks of so-called “DNR People's Council” he participated in organization of pseudo-referendum in the temporarily occupied territory in Donbas, under the supervision of Russia special services. He was also engaged in setting up the self-proclaimed “government and administration”.
After helping with the “referendum” the terrorists’ collaborator was given the post of “acting Minister of DNR Culture and Tourism”. He also recurrently he visited Russia, appearing on propaganda TV shows and meeting his supervisors. In course of time, the so-called “minister” stopped “political” activity and started business in temporarily occupied Donetsk.
In July 2018, he decided to use the SBU Program "Waiting for You at Home” and therefore applied to the Ukrainian special service. The man informed about his involvement in the activity of the “DNR” terrorist organization, as well as about the facts of the Russia’s direct participation in the Donbas occupation and other illegal activity in Ukraine.
Investigations are ongoing in the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 1 Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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