Ukraine’s Security Service detains leaders of terrorist group in Dnipro

Source : 112 Ukraine

According to investigators, they are involved in the mining and arson of residential and commercial buildings
15:37, 15 April 2020

In Dnipro, the State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained leaders of a criminal group involved in committing 18 acts of terrorism in Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhia, Kharkiv and Poltava regions, namely: mining and arson of residential and commercial buildings. This was reported on the SBU’s website.

The group was headed by the criminal authority of Ariiets (Arian), a previously convicted resident of annexed Crimea. The perpetrators specialized in the commission of particularly serious crimes. 

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They coordinated activities with Russian intelligence agencies under the control of Russian criminal circles. The leaders of the group met with Russian curators on the territory of Russia, EU countries and the Middle East in order to plan and coordinate criminal acts.

During the searches in the perpetrators’ premises, vehicles and offices, 16 pieces of firearms, nearly 1,700 rounds, grenades, electronic and paper media were seized.

As we reported earlier, on April 14, the counterintelligence of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained Major General of the service Valeriy Shaitanov who planned the murder of volunteer Adam Osmayev on the assignment of the Russian special services.

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