“The court sentenced two foreigners to 10 years and three months in jail as they established the channel to transfer the militants-terrorists in Syria and Iraq,” the message said.
During the pretrial investigation, it was established that in Kharkiv region, two natives of one of the Transcaucasian countries created the point of transfer of the mercenaries for the international terrorist organization Islamic State.
In 2013-2015, the perpetrators admitted the members of the ISIS from the republics of the North Caucasus of Russia, countries of Transcaucasia and Central Asia. Then, they sent them to the Syrian and Iraqi zones through Ukraine for the participation in the military actions at the side of ISIS.
The workers of the special service spotted that the perpetrators constantly coordinated its actions with the heads of the ISIS who stayed in Turkey and Syria. The perpetrators regularly received the financial and other aid from them to support the terrorist activity.
Besides, the SBU employees established that in October 2013, the convicts provided financial and material support to the militants for preparation and commitment of the terrorist act in the territory of one of the countries in Central Asia.
During the searches, the law enforcers confiscated the symbols of terrorist organization, grenades, explosives, electric detonators, stub-barreled firearms and ammunition. Besides, a large amount of forms of the driver's license and passports of the citizens of the countries of Central Asia, Russia, EU and Ukraine, equipment for the production of fake seals and stamps, disks with photos of militants, which were used for making of fake documents and payment cards of banks of different countries.
As we reported, State Security Service of Ukraine escorted and handed over one of the leaders of the Islamic State (ISIS) to Georgian law enforcement officers. Georgian Chechen Tsezari Tokhosashvili fought for the Islamic State in Syria under the name of Al-Bara Al-Shishani and was a member of the organization's leadership.