On December 9, 2015, Security Service of Ukraine held a special operation which led to neutralization of a dissident group, writes Security Service of Ukraine Press Center. The group operated in Kyiv so as in other cities.
Three Russians and three Ukrainians were detained in Kyiv and one – in Kharkiv. The eighth member of the rebel group – crime leader – resisted an arrest. He was using assault rifle and wounded two Alpha Unit officers.
Later he was rendered harmless. One of the Alpha Unit officers, participant of multiple special operations in the ATO area, passed away in the hospital. Another one is in stable condition. At first a seven-year-old child was evacuated from the building under gunfire and only then the Alpha officers proceeded with assaulting an armed criminal.
At the moment investigation is in process. Big weapon arsenal was seized. Eight IEDs, 4 kg of TNT, assault rifles, more than 40 grenades and more than 2 thousand bullets, as well as components of explosives and means of destruction, and fake documents were found at the subversive group leader’s residence.
The SSU investigators opened a criminal case in accordance with Articles 258 and 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.