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.
Law enforcers searched the apartment of the man and found a RGD-5 grenade and a 400-gram TNT charge. A criminal case was opened on the facts of his involvement in DNR terrorist group.
Earlier the SBU, Ukraine's State Security Service detained a man in Kramatorsk, Donetsk region; he appeared to be the informant working for the terrorist organization known as 'DNR' ('Donetsk People's Republic', - 112 International). The SBU press office posted this via Facebook.
The law enforcers found out that the local resident gathered the data on the movement of Ukrainian military vehicles in Kramatorsk. He passed the information to the members of illegal armed formations.
The perpetrator was detained and charged with the creation of a terrorist group.
The pre-trial investigation is underway.
Earlier, the so-called “Internal Ministry of Donetsk People’s Republic” refused to issue “citizenship” to one of the founders of this terrorist group, Andrey Purgin, as Gazeta.ru reported. Andrey Purgin occupied the post of “Chairman of People’s Council of Republic” in 2015 and stated that he got the refusal for the issuance of “DPR” passport. The refusal also concerned his wife; however, she still lives in the territory occupied by the militants and pays taxes.