According to the report, the so-called "minister of justice" and his associate, resident of Markove village in the Donetsk region, worked as informants for the militants and collected information on the location, quantity and composition of the Ukrainian Armed Forces in the ATO area. The SBU investigators opened criminal proceedings under Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
"The counterintelligence officers arrested a spotter in the anti-terrorist operation area, a resident of Stepne of the Donetsk region, who had been working for the terrorists for several months. Immediately prior to the shelling of the Ukrainian positions he received tasks from a "liaison officer" in the headquarters of the illegal armed group. The detainee opened fire on the ATO forces near Taranchuk and Stepne. The criminal also called the terrorist "hot line" to report on the movement of the Ukrainian military equipment," the statement notes.
In addition, it is reported that in the Luhansk region the SBU opened criminal proceedings under Art. 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine regarding the former chairman of one of the Rubizhne public organizations. It has been established that in April-May this year the detainee incited anti-Ukrainian action in the city and was one of the active organizers and participants of the illegal occupation of the Luhansk region SBU building. Subsequently, as part of a terrorist group he organized the kidnapping of the Rubizhne pro-Ukrainian activists by the militants and was responsible for setting up LPR checkpoints.
According to the report, the SBU task force also detained two armed militants who guarded the territory controlled by the terrorists.