‘DNR official’ fled to Kyiv disguised as an internally displaced person

20 April, 04:43 PM
The SBU exposed an official of the

The SBU exposed an official of the "Ministry of Internal Affairs of the DPR" who moved to Kyiv as a resettled (Photo:SBU)

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has identified a former official with the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” who had fled to Kyiv as an internally displaced person and had planned to travel abroad, the SBU announced on Telegram on April 20.

The official had previously worked for the “migration service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs” for the illegal “DNR” military formation.

The woman settled in Kyiv in a rental apartment to organize travel documents, the SBU wrote.

Her whereabouts were discovered and she was served a notice of suspicion for participation in the activities of paramilitary or armed groups not provided for by law (Part 2 of Art. 260 of the Criminal Code).

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She now faces up to 8 years in prison.

The woman voluntarily joined the ranks of the so-called "Migration Service of the Ministry of Internal Affairs," created by Russia in Ukraine's Donetsk Oblast, in September 2014, the investigation established.

She was appointed a "senior inspector of the address and information department." While "in office," she helped collaborators suppress the resistance movement in the region.

The suspect collected personal data from "district passport departments" about local residents in occupied Donetsk. She assembled the data into a single address database, which the militants used to illegally detain residents.

The offender also kept records of so-called "watch cards", which store information about Ukrainian patriots wanted by the "DNR" punitive bodies.

Her employment history was found during a search of the apartment, providing evidence her service in the occupation authorities.

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