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SBU detains deputy of Donetsk region district council – organizer of illegal referendum

The SBU Chief Department in Donetsk and Luhansk regions officials detained ex-deputy of Velykonovosilkivskyi district council (Donetsk region), which is suspected in trespass against territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine.

The secret service operatives established that the deputy organized and conducted meeting among residents of Velyka Novosilka in 2014. The offender in public called for region separation from Ukraine and establishment of fake “council of donetsk people’s republic”.

After failed referendum the deputy escaped from the village and for a long time was hiding from law-enforcers in south-east regions of Ukraine, where he tried to set up his business. The offender was put on a wanted list.

The SBU officials located ex-deputy and detained him in Zaporizhia region on the basis of the court decision.

A man is notified in commitment of crime, stipulated by p.2 Article 110 of the Criminal code of Ukraine and is placed under detention.

The pretrial investigation is under way.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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