The Security Service of Ukraine together with the police and the State Border Guards detained a member of “LNR” terrorist organization who used to live in Kharkiv before.
Law enforcement officers arrested a gunman on the territory of the Kharkiv region while he tried to cross the Ukrainian state border bypassing the established border checkpoints. The lawbreaker arrived in the regional center to visit his relatives; he planned to return to Russia after that.
It was established that the 27-year-old Kharkivite was fighting against Ukrainian Army for seven months in November 2014 to May 2015 in the ranks of the illegal armed formation called Triumph.
The man took part in combats in the Luhansk region.
Currently, the gunman is in jail. He is accused of being a member of illegal armed formations and can be imprisoned for up to eight years under the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Text: Olena Sokolynska