"TheSecurity Service officers detained six Dnipropetrovsk locals onJune 24. They were active members of the radical gang. The membersof this gang spread public incitement to violate the territorialintegrity of Ukraine through social networks. They also assembledgroups of local residents to send them to special camps forappropriate combat training," the statement says.
"Accordingto the detainees, their goal was to create a DnipropetrovskPeople's Republic "to support the terrorists operating in theLuhansk and Donetsk regions with which they were in direct contact.The plotters planned the creation of illegal armed groups tocapture the government and for attacks on the units of the ArmedForces of Ukraine," added in the Security Service
During thedetainees' premises searching the law enforcers discovered andseized explosives, firearms, grenades, maps of committing terroristacts in Dnepropetrovsk, leaflets calling for violent change ofpower and violation of the territorial integrity ofUkraine.
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The investigators of the Security Service in the Dnipropetrovskregion initiated criminal proceedings over this incident under Part2 of Article 110 (the encroachment on the territorial integrity andinviolability of Ukraine) and Part 2 of Article 258 (terrorism) ofthe Criminal Code of Ukraine.