Twelve years of imprisonment was received in accordance with the judgment by default by the so-called "Minister of Internal Affairs" of the "DPR" terrorist organization Aleksey Dikiy, - the press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Donetsk oblast reports.
"On Tuesday, June 6, the panel of judges of the Dzerzhynsky City Court of the Donetsk oblast has brought in the verdict of guilty against the former deputy head of the department - the head of the department on combating trafficking in persons of the police headquarters in the Donetsk oblast A.Dikiy" , - the report said.
It was established during the court hearings that Aleksey Dikiy participated in the seizure of administrative building of the Directorate for Combating Organized Crime in the Donetsk oblast, in the city of Donetsk in May-June of 2014 together with representatives of the "DPR", having violated the oath of an employee of the MIA of Ukraine.
"Having stayed on the territory temporarily controlled by militants, the traitor policeman immediately became a member of the "DPR" terrorist organization". So, the former militiaman was appointed as the first deputy minister of internal affairs of the "DPR" in 2014. And in early 2015, after the appointment of "Hero of the DPR", Aleksey Dikiy took the post of the so-called "Minister of Internal Affairs of the "DPR" terrorist organization", - the report said.
Pre-trial investigation in criminal proceedings against the former Ukrainian policeman was carried out by investigators of the Prosecutor's Office of the Donetsk oblast. Since the convict is on a territory that is temporarily uncontrolled by the Ukrainian authorities, he was tried in absentia.
The court, having supported the position of the state prosecution - the Prosecutor's Office of the Donetsk oblast, found Dikiy guilty of committing a criminal offense under Part 1 of Art. 258-3 (participation in a terrorist organization) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine and sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison.