SBU materials help to convict militant of “DNR” terrorist organization
SBU operatives established that in summer 2014 a local resident of Kherson moved to separatist-held territories and joined the ranks of illegal armed groups on the territory of temporarily occupied Debaltsevo.
Terrorist chieftains appointed him the commander of the battalion of the so-called “DNR Armed Forces”. As a part of the group, he was engaged in the selection and training of “personnel”, organized control over the militants’ duty shifts at the checkpoints, provided access control arrangements to seized administrative buildings and zones. For active participation in combat operations against the ATO forces, terrorists awarded him a medal “For military merit”.
Kosiantynivka inter-regional court of Donetsk region found the detainee guilty in committing a crime stipulated by Part 1 Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
The sentence would start from the day of his arrest.
The verdict came into force.
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