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Russian media: Mass arrests of "leadership, employees of LNR prosecutor's office"
15:35, 22 November 2017
Russian media: Mass arrests of "leadership, employees of LNR prosecutor's office"

The building of the "prosecutor's office" was seized by armed people

15:35, 22 November 2017

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Mass arrests of employees of the "General Prosecutor's Office of Luhansk People's Republic" are conducted by the “Internal Ministry of LNR” in the occupied Luhansk today on November 22. This was reported by the Russian Novaya Gazeta agency.

According to the news agency, all the employees were arrested, including "Prosecutor General" Vitaliy Podobry and his "deputies". The detainees were taken to the building of the “People's Council of the Luhansk People's Republic”, seized by the law “enforcement bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs”. Before that, the prosecutor's office was stormed by militant groups.

Arrests of "prosecutors" occurred after "LNR" leader Igor Plotnitsky refused to extradite them to "Interior Minister" Ihor Kornet. Plotnitsky also refused to extradite a number of "officials" from his circle whom the "Internal Ministry" suspected of "working for Ukraine."

Related: Internal conflict in Luhansk People’s Republic is also conflict between Russian special services, - Klimkin

Russian RBC agency with reference to its own sources reports that earlier today women who were there in the building of the "prosecutor's office" since yesterday were let go. The employees of the "prosecutor's office" are allegedly accused of inaction - destruction of 200 tons of Russian humanitarian aid, which has become useless, as well as "lobbying the interests of individual entrepreneurs." About 200 armed militants took part in the seizure of the prosecutor's office.

As it was reported earlier Russia-made armoured vehicles crossed the militant-held section of Ukraine’s state border and entered Luhansk; it took place on Krasnodon district of Luhansk region, where Ukraine’s border guards have no access to the border line.

Users of social networks uploaded videos with Russian tanks on the city’s streets on Tuesday – the same day when well-armed masked fighters appeared in Luhansk.

Related: OSCE records column of military equipment drivivng to Luhansk

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