A network of the "DNR" militants' informers was exposed by employees of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Volnovakha district of the Donetsk oblast, - press centre of the SBU reports.
Law enforcement officials established that a native of the Volnovakha district had joined one of the illegal armed formations of the DNR terrorist organization DNR in 2014. During 2016-2017, the militant drew several local residents of the native district, who had stayed on the territory, controlled by the Ukrainian authorities, to work as informers.
"By order of the militant, informers collected data on the movement, the deployment of military equipment and units of the anti-terrorist operation forces near the line of delimitation and telephoned the information to the terrorists. Special Service employees documented that coordinates, delivered by the malefactors, were used by the organized criminal group to fire positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine" , - the report said.
Operatives of the Security Service of Ukraine detained two active participants of the informers' network at the place of residence. Offense proceedings continue with regard to the rest of malefactors.
Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine in the Rivne oblast opened criminal proceedings and informed detainees of suspicion of committing a crime under Part 1 of Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The court has already applied a measure of restraint to one of the informers - detention.
Because of the organizer's stay in the occupied territory, the SBU investigators began a special preliminary investigation procedure for the transfer of materials to the court for an absentee conviction of the militant.
Primary operational investigative activities continue.