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Member of the “Kharkiv partisans” group convicted

The Kominternivskyi District Court of Kharkiv charged a member of “Kharkiv partisans” group with attempted terrorist attack.

In January 2015 the criminal went to Belgorod (Russia) where he was tasked by his handlers to launch rocket-propelled grenades at one of the Kharkiv entertainment centers.

After returning to Ukraine he got information about the location of the hiding with weapon via the Internet. He was apprehended by the SBU officers while getting a 105-mm assault rocket grenade (RGSH-1) out of the hiding place.

In the course of the pre-trial investigation the terrorist admitted he was guilty and assisted the inquiry.

The court found the criminal guilty under Part 3, Article 15, Part 2, Article 258 and Part 1, Article 263 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced him to 3 years and a month of imprisonment.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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