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Zaporizzhia: SBU detains militant of illegal armed formations (video)

The SBU officers detained a militant of L/DNR terrorist organizations in Zaporizzhia.

SBU operatives established that a resident of regional centre joined the illegal armed formation in May, 2014.  Being an infantryman of DNR “2 battalion of 11 separate motorized rifle brigade of ‘Vostok’ 1st Army Corps”, he took an active part in fighting against ATO forces on the territory of Donetsk region.

In October 2015, the criminal left illegal armed units of the so-called DNR and joined the “7 separate motorized rifle brigade of the 2nd Army Corps” of LNR terrorist organization.

Being wounded, the militant arrived in Zaporizzhia for rehabilitation and got a temporary job in a private security structure. SBU officers documented that being in the city, the criminal maintained ties with representatives of L/DNR terrorist organization. According to the operational information, he planned to return to the temporarily occupied territory of Ukraine and join the militants.

During authorized investigations, law enforcers found in the criminal’s place of residence the communication means that he used to communicate with representatives of illegal armed groups.

The offender was served a notice of suspicion in committing the crime envisaged by Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine; the issue of choosing a measure of restraint in the form of detention is being decided.

The operative and investigative actions are under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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