Former militant of Self-defense of Crimea detained in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

A man was awarded medal For the return of Crimea
18:08, 4 August 2020

Detention of former militant of Self-defense of Crimea
Ukraine's Interior Ministry

In Kyiv, the law enforcers detained a former militant of the so-called Self-defense of Crimea, as the Interior Ministry of Ukraine reported.

“Crimean law enforcers detained in Kyiv a former militant of the so-called Self-defense of Crimea,” the message said.

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According to the law enforcers, in March 2014, a man entered the so-called Self-defense of Crimea. He along with the associates stayed at the checkpoint at the entrance to Yalta. The perpetrators checked the documents of the citizens, searched vehicles. Later, the occupation authority of the annexed peninsula awarded a militant with a medal For the return of Crimea.

During the search at the current place of residence of the ex-militant, the law enforcers confiscated the documents and other physical evidence of his involvement in the Self-defense of Crimea.

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He is suspected in the attack on the territorial integrity and integrity of Ukraine, state treason, and creation of the militarized or armed formations not provided by the law. A man faces up to eight years of imprisonment.

As we reported, the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine released data on the number of weapons owned by the Russia-backed militants in Donbas.


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