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Two Donbas residents use SBU Program “Waiting for you at home”

Two Donbas residents successfully used SBU Program “Waiting for you at home”.

In particular, in the Program frameworks, Rivne city court released 57-years old resident of Donetsk region from penalty.

In 2014 he fell under the influence of pro-Russian propaganda and joined one of illegal armed groups. Short stay in the ranks of illegal armed groups was enough in order to admit his wrong choice and understand criminal nature of militants’ leader actions. Accordingly, he voluntary withdrew from illegal armed group in May 2014.

In 2017 a man left territory of Donetsk region and arrived in Rivne region, where on the recommendation of his friends he used the program “Waiting for you at home”.

Taking into account the absence of severe crime features in his actions, voluntary application and cooperation with the investigation, the court discharged ex-militant from criminal responsibility, stipulated by Article 258-3 of the CC of Ukraine (participation in terrorist organization).

Another Donetsk resident, misinformed by Russian propaganda joined illegal armed groups of so-called “DNR” in August 2014.

He decided to use the SBU Program “Waiting for you at home” on the recommendation of his wife, getting a hold with the SBU officials for obtaining more detailed information. After realizing responsibility for the future of his children, for which it is necessary to secure the right to live in civilized country, a man addressed to the police and wrote the application on voluntary withdrawal from so-called “DNR”.  

Currently he is at home with his family and hopes to discharge from criminal responsibility, stipulated by the legislation of Ukraine.

The Program participants in their video messages call militants to lay down arms without any hesitations, because the Program “Waiting for you at home” let to return to peaceful life those, who voluntary rejected from participation in the illegal armed groups activities. 

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Zhydkov Dmytro Mykhailovych
Shevchenko Daniil Borysovych
Yatsenko Viktor Viacheslavovych

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