Ten members of the "DNR" illegal armed formations have surrendered to the police since the beginning of the year, - the communications department of the National Police Headquarters in Donetsk oblast reports.
Since the beginning of the year, the police exposed 35 members of the illegal armed formations. Most of them face up to 8 years in prison. Those who voluntarily come to the police with a confession will be exempted from criminal liability and will be able to start a new life.
The report says that among the militants, there are those who stood at the origins of the occupation in 2014, as well as "new cadres" who recently joined the ranks of the illegal armed formations, but were disappointed.
Most of the participants in the illegal armed formations have long left the gangs and are tired of hiding, watching as their accomplices are detained one after the other. Some ex-mercenaries, who could not stand the life in the "republic", were taken by the law enforcement officers through the line of demarcation by means of special operations.
Let us recall that according to Part 6 of Art. 260 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine, a person who was member of the armed forces, voluntarily withdrew from them and informed the state authorities about this is exempted from criminal liability.