State Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) detained two members of the terrorist group under the leadership of Valeriy Bergman, nicknamed the German, that blew up six bridges in Donbas. This was reported by SBU’s press service.
"The secret service staff documented that German’s group seized 1.2 tons of ammonite explosive at the Melnikov mine in 2014. Terrorists used explosives to blow up four bridges in the settlements of Zakotne and Siversk of Donetsk region, two bridges in the towns of Rubizhne and Lysychansk of Luhansk region, two more bridges in Lysychansk were also mined," the statement said.
Bergman was detained in the Lysychansk area on September 8, 2019. In the course of investigative actions, he provided "details of the crimes that were committed by the group, the location of the explosive ordnance, and information on other members of the terrorist group he heads."
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.