Two Donbas militants served charge papers by Ukraine's prosecutor's office

Source : 112 Ukraine

One of the suspected is from Irkutsk Oblast, Russia
17:58, 8 May 2018

Press service of the National Police in Luhansk region

The Prosecutor General's Office of Ukraine has served charge papers to two militants of Luhansk People's Republic (LPR) for the attack at the peaceful population of Popasna city and Popasna district, Luhansk region in January-August 2015 as Andry Lysenko, the spokesperson of the prosecutor's office reported on Facebook.

One of the suspected is native of Irkutsk Oblast, Russia. They are accused of the commitment of, particularly serious crimes.

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These people served as the commanders of the artillery units as a part of 'sixth single motorized rifle Cossacks regiment named after Platov that is a part of the illegal armed formations of the LPR.

It was established during the pretrial investigation that the suspects were ordered to hold the armed resistance to the Anti-Terrorist Operation forces, holding of the artillery attacks at the peaceful population at the territory of Popasna city and Popasna district.

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11 civilians died, 9 civilians sustained bodily injuries of varying degrees of severity, 41 apartments and other objects of the civilian infrastructure were damaged in the result of the mentioned crimes.

The prosecutor's office emphasized that they face the life imprisonment.

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As we reported the Court granted Donetsk Prosecutor’s Office request and arrested a 35-years-old resident of Donetsk region to 60-days custody as he is suspected of the commission of a crime provided in the article of Ukraine’s Criminal Code on participation in a terrorist organization.

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