SBU counterintelligence officers detain ‘LPR’ militant

SBU counterintelligence officers detain ‘LPR’ militant

In the Novoaidar district of Luhansk region, counterintelligence officers of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained a militant of the so-called "Luhansk People’s Republic" who was on a nationwide wanted list on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist organization.

The militant was detained on the contact line near the village of Trokhizbenka (32km north-west of Luhansk), the SBU press center informs.

As noted, the man joined Russian terrorist groups in late 2014. He has participated in hostilities against the forces of Ukrainian Anti-Terrorist Operation / Joint Forces Operation since 2015.

The SBU investigators served the militant with the notice of charges under Part 1 of Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization).

The detainee was taken into custody. The pre-trial investigation is underway under the procedural guidance of the Luhansk Regional Prosecutor's Office.


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