Ukrainian Security Service detains DPR militant in the Donetsk region

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.  

  DPR, Donbas, SBU, espionage

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