28 militants arrested in Donetsk region in 2016, – National Police

Over the past month, the police prosecuted 28 militants of terrorist units in the Donetsk region.

Censor.NET reports citing Communication Department of the National Police.

According to the report, police officers are documenting criminal activities of members of the illegal armed groups and their supporters every day. In January, the police have detained 'Zvezdochet', 'Snoopy', 'Potap' militants of Oplot and other terrorists' units. They are those who seized executive committees in Mariupol and Kramatorsk, blocked a military unit in the Artemivsk district, and served at the militants' checkpoints in the occupied villages.

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"The second category of criminals consists of the militants' collaborators and informants who provided the terrorists with information about the deployment of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. Some of the accomplices of terrorists adjusted the fire at peaceful neighborhoods. These people are responsible for the killings and shootings of civilians no less than the direct participants of the terrorist units," the report reads.

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Moreover, it was reported that the detainees included those who sow hatred among the local population to the Ukrainian authorities and campaigned the countrymen to join the ranks of the terrorists via social networks.

The other day a 32-year-old informant of the terrorists, who informed the militants about the location and movement of the Army's units via social media, was detained in the town of Sloviansk. Moreover, the convict has posted anti-Ukrainian videos online and agitated Internet users to join the 'DPR' units.

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"More and more militants became disillusioned with the so-called DPR and are doing theirs best to avoid criminal responsibility. The fugitives surrender voluntarily to the National police and collaborate with Ukrainian authorities," the statement reads. Since the start of this year, three former militants have been decriminalized.

Источник: https://en.censor.net.ua/n371853