As Censor.NET reports citing the National police of the Donetsk region, police officers apprehended a 21-year-old local resident who was a member of an illegal armed formation "DPR" and was put on a wanted list.
In early May 2014, he served at the checkpoint "Donskyi," armed with a wooden stick. His duties included checking the drivers' documents and inspection of their vehicles.
Month later, a young man went with his friends to Donetsk to find some seasonal work. There he joined the "Vostok" battalion. He had been taught combat tactics, treatment of various types of firearms, and unarmed combat.
Over the past two years the militant was directly involved in the battles near Debaltseve and Savur-Mohyla. He also served as a guard, for which he received 4,000-5,000 hryvnia (up to $200).
In February 2016, the militant got involved into a conflict with his warlord. After that he was forced to leave the gang and escape.
The man fled to Russia. After waiting there for a few months, he came back to visit relatives in Druzhkivka. Knowing he was wanted, he soon left again, this time to Mariupol, where he started working as a builder at a factory. In late October, the man returned to Druzhkivka, where he was apprehended by police officers.
The investigation is conducted under part 5 of the article 260 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (organisation of the illegal armed groups). This article suggests imprisonment for the term from 10 to 15 years.
(Images courtesy of National Police of the Donetsk region)
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