“The men were tired of hiding their criminal past and used the chance to release from the criminal responsibility by deliberately surrendering to the police. The pretrial investigation continues,” the message said.
A 43-year-old local citizen confessed that he served with self-proclaimed “Donetsk People’s Republic” from May up to June 2014. He was responsible for the check of the vehicles, documents of the drivers and passengers. He received the food products and money. But he understood that the propaganda differs from the reality and left the ranks of the terrorists.
Two brothers of 29 and 36 age, who entered the illegal armed formation in April 2014 and served at the checkpoints of the city appealed to the police with similar statements.
All of them stayed in the city, as Kramatorsk was released from the militants in July 2014. However, they carefully hid the ties with the militants. They got to know about the possibility of release from the Internet and decided to voluntary appeal to the police with the report on their illicit participation in the illegal armed formations.
The Criminal Code of Ukraine guarantees the release from the criminal responsibility for the partakers of the illegal armed formations in the case of the voluntary surrender to the law enforcement bodies.
Earlier, 'people’s police' of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” informed about the detention of a Ukrainian serviceman, “who participated in an attempt to enter the territory of the “republic” .