SBU detains director of the ammunition factory from separatist-held Luhansk

Employees of the Main Investigation Administration of the Security Service of Ukraine together with the counterintelligence of the SBU detained the separatist ex-director of the PJSC (Private Joint-Stock Company) Luhansk Cartridge Works.

“Law enforcement officials discovered that in June 2014, by order of the so-called Prime Minister of the LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), a Ukrainian citizen was appointed as the plant’s Acting Director. Special Service employees recorded that the malefactor, carrying out the "DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic)/ LPR" leaders’ illegal orders, in particular Valeriy Bolotov and Ihor Strelkov, conducted an inventory count of more than fourteen million ammunition cartridges that were stored at the facility. She also organized the manufacturing of nearly two million cartridges of different caliber. The “Director” handed over the ammunition "for the needs of the army of Novorossia (confederation of unrecognized republics)” who used them during combat operations against the anti-terrorist operation forces,” the statement on the SBU website reads.

“After another change of leadership in the terrorist organization, LPR, the malefactor was dismissed from her post and was evading justice by hiding in the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas and in Russia. Special services detained a woman in the city of Kremenchuk, Poltava region, where she arrived on a ‘business visit,” SBU stated

According to SBU, the detainee was informed of the accusations that she had committed a crime according to Section 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (participation in a terrorist group) and as a preventive measure, she was detained.

  SBU, Luhansk, Donbas