Police detain three informants of Russian-backed militants in Volnovakha
The police have identified three local residents of Donetsk region's Volnovakha district who passed classified information to Russian-backed militants about whereabouts, relocations and the number of Ukrainian troops, which was used for attacks on positions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, the National Police's main department in Donetsk region has reported.
"A 64-year-old female resident from the town of Mykolayivka, located on the contact line at a distance of few kilometers from the occupied town of Dokuchayevsk, had been working at school for all her life, and in 2014 [...] she decided to support the invaders [...] She would call and inform about the deployment of our military and their number in the woods near the village which was followed by intensive shelling few hours later," the report says.
According to the law enforcers, the woman provided operational information useful for militants almost half a hundred times.
A similar case was recorded by law enforcers in the small town of Myrne, where a wedded couple directly transmitted data to their relative – the enemy's spotter. They informed about dislocations, movements of servicemen of the Anti-Terrorist Operation (ATO) in such settlements as Myrne, Svobodne, Kamyanka and Kalchyk," the regional police department reported.
Criminal proceedings were opened under Part 1 of Article 256 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (assistance to participants in criminal organizations and concealment of their criminal activities) based on all the given facts, which are punishable by imprisonment for up to five years.