"Since last Sep. a 20-year old resident of Kharkiv region have been a member of one of the illegal armed units of the "DPR" terrorist organisation, calling themselves Cossacks. A militant nicknamed Cardinal served as a scout of a sabotage and reconnaissance group, participating in fightings against the defenders of the Donetsk airport," the statement reads.
It is noted that on his return to Kharkiv region at the beginning of the year, the criminal got the job from terrorists to collect and transmit intelligence information on the location and movement of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, as well as to recruit people to carry out acts of sabotage in the region. To accomplish the task, two local residents were involved.
"Additionally, with a view to enrich themselves the criminals tried to organize traffic in firearms and ammunition, which were supposed to come from the "DPR" militants," the SBU reported.
A criminal proceeding under Part 1, Art. 110 (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine) and Part 1, Art. 263 (illegal handling of weapons, ammunition or explosives) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine has been commenced.
The investigation continues.