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 SBU sent case against Russian military Ageev to court

Investigators of the Security Service of Ukraine have sent the materials of the criminal case against Russian military and saboteur Viktor Ageev and two militants of the self-styled Luhansk 'republic' to court.

Censor.NET reports citing SBU press service.

"The investigation found that the military of the armed forces of Russia joined terrorist gangs in March 2017, where he acted as a machine gunner of a separate 'recon company.' His two cronies, residents of Alchevsk and Sievierodonetsk, had been members of gangs of Dremov and so-called 'Platov Cossack regiment' since 2014," the report reads.

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In May 2017 the suspects together with a saboteur group left for Ukraine-controlled area in Novoaidar district. The saboteurs were revealed by Ukrainian military. Two militants were killed during detention.

The acts by the terrorists were qualified under part 1 art. 258-3 (creation of a terrorist group or terrorist organization) and part 1 article 263 (illegal handling of weapon, ammunition, and explosives) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The articles stipulate for eight to 15 years in prison.

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As reported, Russian scout Ageev, born in 1995, was captured by fighters of the Ukrainian Army in a skirmish between the 93rd Separate Mechanized Brigade and a scout group of the 4th mechanized brigade of the 2nd army corps of the so-called "Luhansk People's Republic" at Zholobok, the Luhansk region, on June 24.

 
 
 
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