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19 June, 2014 18:25   ▪  

SBU detains Russian and German citizens involved in spying and organization of terrorist attacks

Ukraine’s Security Service, SBU, submits files against two foreigners and eight Ukrainians to court. Charges include spying, terrorist activity and mass disturbances, SBU press service reports

Detained foreign citizens include:

- a citizen of the Russian Federation who collected classified data on locations of Ukrainian military, checkpoints, arms and equipment. He is facing up to 15 years of imprisonment;  

- a citizen of Germany, an active participant of the Luhansk People’s Republic terrorist organization who prepared terrorist attacks, diversionist acts, explosions and arsons on the territory of Luhansk Oblast. He is facing up to 15 years of imprisonment.

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Detained Ukrainians are charged with recruiting people to make terrorist attacks, spreading propaganda materials on federalization of Donetsk Oblast and annexation to Russia; illegal handling of weapons and explosives; blocking of transport communications; overthrow of the current government and the like. All these people could get from 7 to 10 years in prison.

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Earlier, the SBU had reported that the anti-terrorist operation troops detained five members of an illegal paramilitary group, two of them recruited by the leaders of the local branch of the Communist Party of Ukraine.

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