The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) reported through its press center that SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation detained a militant in the Donetsk region who belongs to the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) .
Law enforcement officers discovered that in 2014, a resident of Mariupol joined illegal armed groups, where he served as a spy. As a member of the separatists’ “mortar squad,” the perpetrator participated in the shelling of Marinka and Krasnohorivka, and counteracted anti-terrorist operation forces with weapon-in-arms.
The convicted resident of the Donetsk region decided to leave tDPR after witnessing numerous crimes against civilian population and the looting of separatists. For a while, the ex-separatist was hiding from law enforcement in a territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities. Intelligence operatives detained the perpetrator in Mariupol.
Following the official criminal procedure, the detainee was informed of all criminal charges, as stated under section 258-3 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code, Article 1. Urgent operational and investigative actions are continuing.
Recently, the Ukrainian military detained a student from Donetsk attending a technical training college for spying for the DPR.