Two Ukrainians, residents of Kharkiv city are officially considered suspects in the case of illegal sale of gas to the Russian mercenaries of the so-called 'Donetsk People's Republic' ('DNR'). The press office of the State Security Service of Ukraine reported that on Tuesday.
Two men, originally the natives of Donetsk region moved to Kharkiv. They've been making the illegal business since 2014. They used the militant-held sections of the Ukrainian border in Donetsk region to bring the liquefied natural gas to the Russian militants in 'DNR'. They paid taxes for that, but the money ended up on the accounts of 'DNR' mercenaries.
The SBU detained the culprits.
Recently, officers of the Security Service of Ukraine detained the DNR militant in Kharkiv, northeastern Ukraine. He moved to Ukraine and wanted to regain the Ukrainian documents that he had lost. The press office of Security Service reports that on Facebook. In early 2019, the man decided to move to Ukraine for permanent residence. He tried to get a duplicate of his documents, which he allegedly lost. However, the SSU staff found that in February 2015, the militant lived in the territory of the occupied Horlivka and joined the illegal DNR armed group. There, the detainee received the call sign "Coob" and served in the "military intelligence of Novorossiya". The man was actively involved in the fight against the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.