Ukraine’s security services exposes ex-Donetsk puppet authority fighter who tried to join the Ukrainian military

7 June, 05:13 PM
The suspect faces up to 15 years in prison (Photo:Security Service of Ukraine)

The suspect faces up to 15 years in prison (Photo:Security Service of Ukraine)

Ukrainian counter-intelligence exposed a former fighter of the Donetsk puppet authority in Zhytomyr Oblast, who reportedly attempted to join the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the SBU Security Service of Ukraine reported on June 7.

The suspect, a Donbas native, signed up for to be a fighter in 2019, and is said to have left occupied territory a year later to join Ukraine’s Air Assault Forces.

Criminal proceedings have been initiated against the suspect under Chapter 1 of Article 258-3 “Participation in a terrorist group or terrorist organization” and Chapter 2 of Article 260 “Participation in the activities of illegal armed groups” of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. He now faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted.

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