The leaders of an organized criminal group implicated in 18 acts of terrorism in different regions of Ukraine are detained.
This was reported by the SBU press service.
“According to preliminary information, the group was led by a criminal authority, a previously convicted resident of the temporarily occupied territory of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, nicknamed” Ariets “. Attackers specializing in the commission of particularly serious crimes, including those committed To do this, they coordinated their activities, which were overseen by the Russian Federation’s special services by representatives of Russian criminal circles. To plan and coordinate criminal actions, the group’s leaders met with conservatives Russians to the Russian Federation, the European Union and the Middle East “, – said in a statement.
According to investigations by security agencies, members of the group have been implicated in 18 terrorist acts in the regions of Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhya, Kharkov and Poltava, namely: mining and arson of residential buildings and sales people.
During searches of the premises, vehicles and offices of the accused, SBU officers seized 16 firearms, nearly 1,700 cartridges of ammunition, grenades, electronic and paper media, including information on the objects of attack and the wounded. Almost 200,000 hryvnia, more than 20,000 US dollars and 3,000 euros obtained by criminal means were also revealed.
Received weapons and items for review.
As part of the criminal proceedings initiated by SBU investigators under art. 258 (terrorist act) of the Ukrainian Criminal Code, the leaders of the group were informed of the suspicions and a preventive measure in the form of detention without bail was chosen.
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Currently, urgent investigative and operational measures are underway to locate and hold accountable all members of the group. Information on the assailants’ involvement in the organization and commission of other crimes, including contract murders, is verified.
The illegal activity was exposed by the counterintelligence of the Special Services and the Main Directorate for Combating Corruption and Organized Crime of the SBU, the Main Directorate of the National Police of the Dnipropetrovsk region under the procedural direction of the Dnipropetrovsk region prosecutor’s office.
According to the materials: ukrinform.ru