Semenchenko's PMC case: Company was grassed up to law enforcers by ex-member

Source : 112 Ukraine

A resident of Kyiv region who used to serve in the company informed the police
21:32, 30 March 2021


Private military company ran by ex-MP Semen Semenchenko was grassed up to law enforcers by one of its ex-members. This is mentioned in the decision of Kyiv's Pechersk District Court. 

According to the investigation, a resident of Kyiv region who used to serve in the company in 2018-2019 sent a letter to the police. The appeal reached law enforcers in January 2021.

The informant told the polcie about certain circumstances of creation and function of the illegal armed formations, Doncorp Ukrainy and Donbass Battalion corporation, and about the persons involved in these groups. This led to the end of illegal activity of these groups and identification of responsible individuals. 

On March 1, he was notified of suspicion of being a member of illegal armed formation; however, given teh fact that his testimony was helpful in disclosing this formation, Pechersk district court released the man from criminal responsibility.

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Earlier, the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has exposed and stopped the activities of the so-called private military company - a paramilitary armed formation not provided by law. Former MP of Ukraine Semen Semenchenko and National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) "agent" Yevhen Shevchenko are suspected of organizing private military company. This was reported by the SBU's press service in Telegram.

"According to SBU, the company consisted of more than 150 people, and the organization itself operated under the guise of security firms and NGOs," the statement said.

The report states that the training of members of the private military company took place at a specially equipped training base in Kyiv region - there were combat training, training in handling weapons, military combat skills. In addition, some members of the military company studied in training centers abroad.

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