Workers of the SBI, State Bureau of Investigations of Ukraine have detained two employees of the SBU, the Security Service of Ukraine. The culprits attacked servicemen of the State Border Guard of Ukraine while they were on duty; they may face 15-years-long imprisonment, SBI press office reports.
The investigation established the following chain of events.
On the night from July 17 to July 18, the border patrol that included two servicemen were on duty not far from Ryasne, Sumy region, northeastern Ukraine, not far from the border with Russia. A car approached them; three men went outside and provoked the conflict with border guards. The culprits punched them, took their AKS-74 assault rifles, four magazines with 30 rounds in each clip and then escaped in the unknown direction.
It appeared that the attackers were the SBU workers. The SBU and the SBI conducted a joint operation, during which they detained two SBU workers; the third agent comes as a witness. Not far from that site, two assult rifles were found in the corn field. Two magazines loaded with ammunition were found near the local station of the State Border Guard.
The investigation is underway.
The culprits are now suspects in the seizure of firearms by the power abuse allowed by a criminal gang, and in the deliberate physical assault on a law enforcer. If their guilt is proved, they could end up in jail for 15 years, with confiscation on property.