Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) determined the personal data of the militants, who shelled from artillery the Ukrainian positions near Bakhmut highway, Luhansk region on May 26, 2018. Two employees of SBU’s Alfa department died – Colonel Ruslan Mulyar and Warrant Officer Yuriy Zhuralvev. Another two special forces fighters sustained injuries as the SBU reported.
The Ukrainian counterintelligence established that a group of the terrorists, the so-called 3rd motorized rifle battalion of 4th detached motorized brigade of the people's militia of the Luhansk People’s Republic (LPR) was headed by a native of Russia with nickname Shumer. Three partakers of the illegal armed formations were subordinated to him.
Besides, it was established that this group is involved in the shelling of the detachments of the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Novoaidar and Slovianoserbsk areas of the Luhansk region.
Within the criminal proceeding, the leader of the group and his subordinates are notified of the suspicion in the commitment of such crimes as terrorist acts and participation in the terrorist organization.
The court provided permission to detain the persons of interest. The perpetrators were put on the wanted list. The militants face up to 15 years of imprisonment or a life sentence.
On May 26, 2018, two officers of SBU Alfa Group died, one was badly wounded as a result of artillery shooting in the Luhansk region. Colonel Ruslan Mulyar was the native of Ternopil and served in the zone of Donbas Conflict since 2014. He had a wife and three children. Warrant Officer Yuriy Zhuravlev was native of Berdyansk, Zaporizhia region.