Late at night on December 9, 2015 the Security Service
of Ukraine held a special operation which led to neutralization of a subversive
group. This group operated in a number of Ukrainian cities, as well as in Kyiv.
The subverts planned on committing terrorist acts in Kyiv and Kharkov.
Three Russian Federation nationals and three
Ukrainians were detained in Kyiv and one – in Kharkiv.
The eighth member of the subversive group – crime leader – resisted an arrest.
He was using assault rifle and wounded two Alpha Unit officers. Later he was
rendered harmless. One of the Alpha Unit officers, participant of multiple
special operations in the ATO area, passed away in the hospital. Another one is
in stable condition. At first a seven-year-old child was evacuated from the
building under gunfire and only then the Alpha officers proceeded with assaulting
an armed criminal.
At the moment investigation is in process. Big weapon
arsenal was seized. Eight IEDs, 4 kg of TNT, assault rifles, more than 40
grenades and more than 2 thousand bullets, as well as components of explosives
and means of destruction, and fake documents were found at the subversive group
The SSU investigators opened a criminal case in accordance
with Articles 258 and 258-3 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.
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