When trying to cross the border into Mariupol, an informant of the separatists of was detained, reported the press service of the Donetsk regional police.
It was noted that a 43-year-old resident of the village of Vesele, in the Volnovakhsky district, has been providing information on the rotation and movement of Ukrainian military personnel and equipment to the separatists for over a year and a half.
At the beginning of war in the Donbas, the detainee had a conflict with the Ukrainian Armed Forces, after which he decided to take revenge by informing the enemy about the Ukrainian military convoys that were passing by his house.
He contacted his old comrade, nicknamed "Ataman," each time a military convoy passed by his house. He provided complete details, including the numbers of equipment and personnel, the direction of their movement and the likely location of their deployment, the Ministry’s statement says.
Over time, the detainee realized that he was doing wrong, and stopped informing the separatists, but still did not inform Ukrainian law enforcement. After his arrest, he was taken to the Kalmius police department in Mariupol.
Now the issue of opening criminal proceedings under Part 1 of Section 255 "Assistance to participants of criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activities" of the Criminal Code of Ukraine is being considered.
Earlier Ukrainian policemen from town of Liman, in the Donetsk region, detained a representative of the so-called DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) ministry.