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Wanted militant detained attempting to enter Ukraine
16:18, 4 September 2017
Wanted militant detained attempting to enter Ukraine

The arrested militant told Security Service officers about his activities in detail

16:18, 4 September 2017

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Ukraine’s Security Service officers arrested a wanted militant of the illegal armed forces in Luhansk region. This was reported by the SBU press service.

It was found out that in 2014 a resident of Lutuginsky district joined terrorists. He guarded the ammunition depot in Stakhanov for two years, was in the ‘cossack’ bandit group of Nikolay Kozitsin, guarded a checkpoint for the separatist facility on the outskirts of Luhansk, and also worked as a driver in the military unit.

Security Service of Ukraine declared the criminal wanted in February 2016. They detained him near the line of demarcation in the vicinity of Stanytsia Luhanska village when trying to go to the territory controlled by the Ukrainian authorities on private business.

Related: 144 Ukrainians remain hostages to Donbas militants

At the moment, pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings opened under Article 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization) is ongoing. The court selected the militant a preventive measure in the form of detention.

As it was reported earlier another militant, the native of Donetsk region who had served in illegal armed units of pro-Kremlin militants in Donbas was detained in Boryspil airport. The man arrived in Ukraine from Baku; the press department of Ukraine’s SBU, the state security service, reported that on Facebook.

Related: Russian serviceman, “LNR” militant detained at Donbas checkpoint

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