A citizen of Uzbekistan, Aleksandr Brikin, who fought in the ranks of the militants of the terrorist DNR, was detained by Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) in Mariupol, when trying to get Ukrainian citizenship. This was reported by SBU press service.
The report says that the 20-year-old foreigner joined the ranks of the terrorists in December 2014 with the aim of earnings. "Having received a nickname "Gunman", he participated in the fighting in Horlivka and Shyrokine", - reportes the Security Service.
In August 2016, bypassing Ukrainian checkpoints he arrived in Mariupol for registration of citizenship of Ukraine, where he was detained and taken into custody.
A criminal proceeding is opened against him in charge of participation in a terrorist organization. Operational-investigative actions are being conducted.