Another ex-militant uses SBU program "Waiting for You at Home"
Due to the SBU Program “Waiting for You at Home” another former participant of the “LNR” terrorist organisation returned to peaceful life.
The SBU CI officers found that a resident of Khmelnitskyi region during 2013-2016 had served his sentence in one of the correction facilities on the temporarily occupied territory of Luhansk region. Before the end of the term of imprisonment the director of the correction facility, threatening to man with a repeated term of imprisonment, forced him to join the ranks of militants.
During several months the resident of Khmelnytskyi region was the part of the so-called “LNR 4th separate motorized infantry
brigade of the 2nd Army Corps". Militants involved former prisoner to the guard and maintenance of military equipment, document checks and road transport on the checkpoint of terrorists.
The man realized the falsity of his choice and left armed formation. Fearing prosecution, he started out for Russia. Last April he returned home.
Being informed about the SBU program “Waiting for You at Home”, the former militant voluntarily applied to the SBU. He gave detailed testimony about atrocities of militants against the civilian population of Ukraine.
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 court decision.
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