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Ex-member of illegal armed groups uses the SBU Program “Waiting for You at Home”

The court in Donetsk region released from criminal responsibility another member of illegal armed groups under the SBU Program “Waiting for You at Home”.

The special service established that a resident of Novoazovsk joined the “DNR” terrorist organization in October, 2014. There, he, as part of the so-called "border control", carried out the passage of citizens, vehicles and cargo through the border crossing point of militants at a temporarily uncontrolled by Ukrainian authorities area of the state border. 

In 2017, realizing the mistake of his choice, the man started out for the territory of Russia. Being informed about the SBU program “Waiting for You at Home”, the former militant applied to Ukrainian special service.

The check conducted by the Security Service of Ukraine confirmed that the man did not take direct part in the combat operations, did not commit other grave and high crimes.

Ex-member of illegal armed groups is released from criminal liability by the decision of Melitopol Interdistrict Court of Zaporizzya region.


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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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