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Kharkiv region: SBU detains militant of DNR terrorist organization

The SBU officers exposed and detained a militant of DNR terrorist organization in Kharkiv.

The SBU operatives determined that the native and former resident of Horlivka, Donetsk region, joined DNR illegal armed formations in February 2015, receiving nickname ‘Cube’. Being a member of so-called ‘Novorosiya military intelligence’, he actively participated in combat operations against the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

In early 2019, the militant decided to move to Kharkiv for permanent residence in and tried to legalize himself by getting duplicate of his personal documents, which were allegedly lost.

SBU officers established his temporary residence place in Kharkiv and conducted an authorized search, seizing RGD-5 grenade and 400 gr TNT block. The offender was detained under Article 208 of the Criminal Procedure Code of Ukraine.

Within the framework of initiated criminal proceeding, law enforcers documented additional facts of the detainee’s involvement in assistance to DNR terrorist group.

Urgent investigative and operative actions are under way.

The detection operation was conducted jointly with the National Police under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office in Kharkiv region.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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