Security Service of Ukraine detained local resident who took part in terrorist attacks in Odessa in February and in April 2014. After attacks he was hiding in the territory controlled by so-called Lugansk People’s Republic, but returned to Odessa after two years with new tasks from the leaders of pro-Russian terrorists where he was immediately captured.
LPR terrorist detained by Security Service of Ukraine in Odessa
Here are detailed posted by Security Service of Ukraine at their website www.ssu.gov.ua
Detained resident of Odessa took part in attack on a supermarket and office of one of Ukrainian political parties, both located in apartment buildings. After those attacks this man was hiding in so-called “LPR” performing various tasks of terrorists.
After 2 years the leaders of militants decided that there was no danger for the terrorist on government-controlled territory of Ukraine and sent him to Odessa with new tasks.
Security Service officers detained the saboteur right after he returned. There were two self-made bombs found in his apartment that were armed with metal elements.
Criminal case based on Article 258 (act of terrorism) of the Criminal Code of Ukraine was started.
Self-made bomb found in the apartment of LPR terrorist in Odessa
On April 20 2014 a group of pro-Russian terrorist burnt “Silpo” supermarket in Odessa throwing Molotov cocktails. After that they posted a video and run a poll in social networks asking to help them to choose next target.
April 20 2014 a group of pro-Russian terrorist burnt “Silpo” supermarket in Odessa throwing Molotov cocktails
In the video below you can see a group of men who are throwing Molotov cocktails in the supermarket. The supermarket was located on the ground floor of apartment complex, so that could cause big fire burning apartments above it.
Just two months before that a group of unidentified people burnt Odessa’s office of Batkivschina political party run by Yulia Tymoshenko. The office of the party was also located on the ground floor of apartment building. The photos were posted by local Odessa news media at http://odessa-life.od.ua
Odessa’s office of Batkivschina political party burnt in Feb 2014 by pro-Russian terrorists
Odessa’s office of Batkivschina political party burnt in Feb 2014 by pro-Russian terrorists
Security Service of Ukraine detained 5 members of terrorist group of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic in Odessa who planned terrorists attacks in the South-East part of Ukraine.
Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa
The terrorists were going to attack one of the prisons of the region following instructions of Russian curators and they were planning to explode a bomb during one the religious holidays. This attack was supposed to destabilize social and political situation in the South-East of Ukraine, specially to provoke an ethnic conflict.
Terrorists of LPR detained in Odessa
Security Service found about 1 kg of plastid, terrorists also had two anti-tank mines, two landmines, four grenade launchers and small firearms.
Security Service of Ukraine together with fiscal service and border guards stopped fuel truck with 5 000 liters of fuel near Hranitne village in Donetsk Region. The cargo costs about 100 thousand UAH. Smugglers were trying to transport the truck to temporarily occupied territory.
Fuel truck stopped by Security Service in ATO zone
Police detained a driver of a vehicle who was trying to transport 2 tons of clothes and shoes worth about 300 thousand UAH to the territory controlled by terrorists violating the rules of cargo transportation through the contact line.
Vehicle with clothes stopped by border guards
In the same area Security Service of Ukraine, fiscal service and border guards detained medical cargo that had no documents. There were glasses, lenses, ophthalmic knives and so on worth about 100 thousand UAH.
At “Novotroitske” checkpoint police detained 2 men who were trying to bring 4.5 mln RUB in cash and a lot of bank cards to so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. They were trying to hide money and cards in underwear.
A man was trying to take huge amount of cash to LPR-controlled territory
Security Service of Ukraine detained a woman who was trying to get 740K UAH in cash and 298 bank cards to Lugansk city controlled by pro-Russian militants. Money and cards were hidden in bags with flour. Smugglers planned to cross the border with Russia in Kharkiv Region and after that get to the territory controlled by militants of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.
Smugglers hid money and bank cards in bags with flour
Security Service officers detained 48 years old woman from Lugansk at “Chugunivka” checkpoint, she was trying to take out of Ukraine 740 thousands of UAH and 298 bank cards illegally. The destination point of the trip of the courier was the territory of Lugansk Region which is temporarily under control of terrorist organization “LPR”. The criminal hid the money and bank cards from customs in bags with flour.
– Security Service of Ukraine
Money and bank cards found by Security Service at the border with Russia
Just few days ago on February 21 a resident of Lugansk was trying to bring 850 thousands UAH in cash from Russia to Ukraine. He was stopped at the Ukrainian border in Kharkiv region. According to information Security Service has he was planning to use the money to finance separatist and terrorist activity in Ukraine. The report was posted by Security Service at www.sbu.gov.ua
Money found by Security Service in a minivan of a smuggler
46 years old resident of Lugansk Region was trying to bring 850 thousands UAH from Russia to Ukraine. The smuggle hid money inside structural niches of his minivan. According to information Security Service had the money would be used to finance separatist and terrorist activity in Ukraine
– Security Service of Ukraine
So just in the last 3 days Security Service stopped illegal traffic of 1.5 million UAH in cash into and out of territories controlled by pro-Russian terrorists.
Security Service of Ukraine stopped illegal mechanism that was used to issue passports of Ukrainian citizen to residents of the territory which is temporarily occupied by terrorists.
Detained head of local department of Migration Office who was selling passports
The procedure was organized by a representative of one of the illegal armed groups of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR). According to information available now passports were also ordered to legalize militants on Government-controlled territory.
Courier of terrorists was delivering all documents needed to issue a passport to departments of State Migration Service of Ukraine in Lugansk Region located on the territory controlled by Ukrainian authorities. Officials of one of the departments were issuing new passports illegally, they were renewing damaged or lost passports. People who were ordering passports were paying about 40 USD for each new ID.
Officers of Security Service of Ukraine detained courier first, he had about 20 passports and other documents of residents of temporary occupied territories. Later they detained the head of one of the departments of Migration Service in his office while he was getting almost 4000 UAH bribe. He got the money for 4 passports.
Investigators of Security Service of Ukraine started criminal case according to Part 1 of Article 258-3 and Part 3 of Article 368 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Security Service of Ukraine released new evidence that proves involvement of Russian officers of Joint Centre for Control and Coordination (JCCC) in training militant’s of so-called Donetsk People’s Republics. Russian officers were going in and out of occupied territory of Donbass as members of a group that monitors cease-fire violations in the area and helps to stop fire from both sides of the conflict. Border control found books with military instructions on various subjects, DPR insignia of different pro-Russian militants units and medals given to Russian offices by DPR for their “fight against Ukrainian aggression”.
Russian officer of JCCC had a flag of Donetsk People’s Republic with him
During rotation of Russian part of JCCC mission on January 27 at border control Ukrainian officers found 14 books on military affairs with limited access “For official use only” that Russian officers captain Sergey Kutsenko and major Aleksandr Kornik had with them, the books were on these subjects:
installation of machine guns on vehicles;
blasting operations and mine clearance;
building fortifications and defensive structures;
Military books that Russian officers of JCCC had with them
Russian officer Andrey Akimov had different patronymic name that didn’t match his ID. Captain Sergey Kutsenko was not in the lists and border guards made a decision to send both back to Russian Federation.
On February 2 2016 border guards at “Hoptivka” border control checkpoint in Kharkiv Region looked through the luggage of Russian officers and found materials that confirm that they provide support for members of terrorist organizations of DPR and LPR.
Lieutenant colonel Elizar Popov, major Sergey Trofimenko and Yuriy Frolov had original certificates issued by so-called Minister of Defense of DPR that confirmed they got medals, certificates said “Given to internationalist soldiers and commanders of Armed Forces of Donetsk People’s Republic who are rewarded for special courage, feat of arms and for support provided to Donetsk People’s Republic in a fight to stop aggression of Ukraine”. The text on the medal says “Internationalist soldier”.
Medals received by Russian soldiers from so-called Ministry of Defense of Donetsk People’s Republuc
Certificate issued by so-called Ministry of Defense of DPR to Russian office that confirms he received a medal
Col. Igor Kirsanov, the Deputy head of Russian side of JCCC, coordination officer Eduard Anisimov, major Damir Shangareev, major Aleksandr Andryushkin had teaching materials and lectures on these subjects:
using modern tank units in special circumstances;
using hand grenades, mines, explosive charges and devices while undermining bridges, buildings and other structures;
books on training specialists to use multiple rocker launching systems “Smerch”, “Uragan”, “Grad” and so on;
notebook with notes describing ways to obtain intelligence information on the ground and numerous handwritten notes with signs of cryptography.
Col. Igor Kirsanov had teaching materials on these subjects:
Recommendations on combat operations in populated areas
Forcing the water barrier
Additional manual for training program for snipers at the training camp
Manuals on different modifications of booby traps (ML-7, MS-3, the ML-8, etc.)
Reconnaissance combat missions and demining of paths to secure troops movement during military conflicts
Basics on fire damage of the enemy during combat operations
The defense of combined arms units and formations
Basics of troops movement
Tank (mechanized infantry) brigade’s or regiment assault operations at night
The forces and means of combined arms combat
Weapons of tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers
The program of combat training of educational divisions of ground troops, book #5 “For intelligence units”
The performance characteristics and diagrams of various shells (cumulative, explosive, incendiary, trench, etc.)
The performance characteristics and schemes of different fusing devices (anti-train, antipersonnel, etc.)
Lectures on the mechanism, equipment and operation of BM 9A52-2 (to fire rockets), MLRS “Smerch” (9K58), 9A52
Manuals for rocket and artillery weapons
The head of Security Service of Ukraine said that those materials are directly related to military operations on occupied territories of Ukraine.
Russians also had different military insignia, flags of illegal armed groups of DPR and LPR and souvenirs that promotes terrorist groups and so-called “Novorossiya”.
Military insignia of DPR and LPR militants that Russian soldiers had with them
Security Service of Ukraine also posted video of Russian officer from JCCC who was stopped by Ukrainian border guards.
The situation in Lugansk Regions got much worse in the last few days. At night pro-Russian militants shelled the checkpoint which is the only way for civilians to cross the contact line. Yesterday 2685 people passed by that checkpoint on their way in and out of occupied territory. See State Border Guard Service report. Terrorists used 82 mm mortars banned by Minsk Protocol. Militants also attacked Tryokhizbenka village using 82 mm mortars, automatic grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms.
People crossing checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska
The information about cease-fire violations in Lugansk Region was posted today by Lugansk Regional Administration at www.facebook.com/odalug
Yesterday on Feb 3, starting from 19:00 and for about an hour terrorists shelled Ukrainian fortifications in Tryokhizbenka near destroyed bridge, they used 82 mm mortars (about 50 shells were fired), automatic grenade launchers, high caliber machine guns and small firearms. The attack was from the direction of Krasnyi Liman (controlled by so-called Lugansk People’s Republic). There was no information about wounded or destruction.
Also at about 21:00 terrorists shelled pedestrian checkpoint in Stanytsia Luhanska using 82 mm mortars. Most of the shells exploded near the bridge in “grey zone”, but some of them landed near crossing line on Ukrainian side.
The Governor of Lugask Region George Tuka said that he was ready to close the checkpoint immediately as the life of civilians crossing the contact line there could be in danger if such shelling repeats. By after talking to military and border guards it was decided to leave the checkpoint open.
Regarding checkpoint in Stanytsia.
In my opinion if there is any possible danger from the side of terrorist the checkpoint must be closed! In the morning I made a decision to close the checkpoint. But military and border guards offered to give “one more chance” in order not create difficulties to civil population. I repeat: our defenders voted for that decision, who (in my opinion) were supposed to be the 1st ones to offer to close the checkpoint… I would already close it. But I highly respect our military, so we will be making a decision together. Always!
Security Service detained LPR militant who was hunting for pro-Ukrainian civilians in occupied part of Lugansk Region. His group was detaining people who were later taken to unknown directions by their “commanders”. After the village was liberated by Ukrainian Army the militant run to Lugansk, but later returned home to Government-controlled territory where he was captured.
LPR militant detained by Security Service of Ukraine
Security Service of Ukraine together with military detained local citizen in Nyzhne village in Lugansk Region. That man was a member of illegal armed group of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic.
Armed militant was “serving” at the checkpoint in Svitlychne village in Lugansk Region. Together with other militants he was looking for pro-Ukrainian residents of that area and he was giving them to “commanders” who were taking those people in unknown direction.
When forces of anti-terrorist operation moved forward he retreated to Lugansk with his unit. Later he got disappointed in the idea of “Novorossiya”, left weapon and returned home where he was hiding from police.
Militant and documents collected by Security Service of Ukraine that prove his criminal activity were transfered to National Police, the criminal case started based on Part 2, Article 260 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.
Also in Volnovakha area of Donetsk Region Security Service detained informant of terrorist organization of DPR.
Local resident was recruited by representative of saboteur unit of so-called “Legion” battalion in October 2015. He agreed to give information to his curators about movement of forces of anti-terrorist operation in Volnovakha area. In December informant got new order to collect information about positions of units of Armed Forces of Ukraine in Vuhledar and Volnovakha towns.
Criminal case was started based on Article 256 of Criminal Code of Ukraine.
State Border Guard Service of Ukraine detained two women yesterday who were trying to get into Ukraine using documents issued in occupied of Crimea and Lugansk.
Passport of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic
One woman was detained in Kherson airport by border control service. While going through passport control a woman showed Russian international passport issued on the territory of Crimea after it was already occupied by Russia. The document has no legal power and the woman who violated Ukrainian laws will be sent back to Turkey on the return flight.
Another woman arrived to “Hoptivka” checkpoint located in Kharkiv Region yesterday. She was trying to enter the territory of Ukraine with a passport of so-called “Lugansk People’s Republic”. She got the document in Lugansk in September 2015 and she showed that document while going through border control. She explained that she left Lugansk Region with that document via border checkpoint “Izvaryne” which is officially closed now, she got to the territory of Russia. She had no problems during passport control in Russian checkpoint “Nehoteyevka”. Border control officers called for Security Service of Ukraine and took the passport.
Pro-Russian militants who currently control Lugansk city ordered local Internet providers to block access to 113 Ukrainian news websites. Authorities of so-called Lugansk People’s Republic issued a decree with a list of websites on December 18 2015. But it took several weeks for local companies that operate in the city to fulfill that order. The access to information resources was blocked on January 15 2016.
Screenshot of the order issued by LPR to block Ukrainian news websites
In Summer 2014 the broadcast of all Ukrainian TV stations was stopped on the territory which is currently not under Ukrainian government control. So right now people in Lugansk got totally cut off from Ukrainian media. There are only Russian TV stations broadcasting there.
Recently we got a copy of the document issued by so-called “Information Ministry of LPR” and below is a full list of Internet websites that were blocked by local Internet providers who had to follow the order. You can also download the document in PDF file here LPR decree with a list of blocked Ukrainian websites
BBC is the only one foreign media that got in that list, there are also 12 websites of different TV stations and all popular Internet news websites that operate in Ukraine.