SBU detains pro-Russian mercenary in Donetsk region

Source : 112 Ukraine

The man faces charges with torturing Ukrainian POWs in Sloviansk in 2014
17:56, 14 February 2017

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A militant of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic, suspected of torturing Ukrainian hostages was detained in Donetsk region by the Security Service of Ukraine.

The man joined an illegal armed group in then-occupied Slovyansk, Donetsk region, in spring 2014. He belonged to a convoy group that guarded Ukrainian military men; he mocked and tortured the hostages, which was confirmed by the witnesses.

The suspect was detained when entering Ukraine-controlled territory to apply for pension. A criminal proceeding for kidnapping and terrorism is initiated.

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