Ukrainian police have detained more than 1,880 people allegedly involved in sabotage activities and uncovered 108 enemy sabotage and reconnaissance groups since the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion, an Interior Ministry official has revealed.
First Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs Yevhenii Yenin gave the figures on Ukrainian national television on Dec. 31.
"2,220 criminal proceedings have been initiated over the cooperation of citizens with the aggressor state, 108 sabotage and reconnaissance groups have been exposed, and more than 1,880 people who are probably involved in sabotage activities have been detained," he said.
Yenin added that de-occupation measures continue on the territories liberated from Russian forces, and this process is continuous.
According to the first deputy interior minister, the work of law enforcement covers a lot of issues: recording war crimes, providing documents to residents of the liberated territories, humanitarian demining, etc.
Following the first wave of liberation of Ukrainian territory in late March and early April, mass graves and torture chambers were found in areas of Kyiv, Chernihiv and Sumy oblasts.
Further mass graves of both civilians and Ukrainian soldiers were also discovered in Kharkiv Oblast after its near-complete liberation in September.
Police have opened investigations into atrocities and war crimes allegedly committed by the Russian army, and have been helped by teams of investigators from other countries.
Police have also detained Ukrainian citizens who collaborated with the invading Russian forces, and several have be charged with treason.