Employees of the Security Service of Ukraine detained suspected of organizing the so-called “referendum” on the establishment of the DPR in 2014.
According to investigators, the detainee urged the citizens of Ukraine on the territory of Velikonovoselkovsky district to tear down state flags and vote for the region’s joining the DPR proclaimed by the pro-Russian armed formations. “To do this, he incited people to riot under the guise of holding rallies and public meetings,” the press release said.
The alleged organizer of the “referendum” was detained on November 17 after the SBU received information that he was on the territory controlled by the Ukrainian government. Prior to this, the suspect was in Crimea. The court appointed the suspect a preventive measure in the form of house arrest.
In 2017, investigators in absentia brought charges against the suspect under Part 2 of Art. 110 of the Criminal Code (encroachment on the territorial integrity and inviolability of Ukraine, committed by prior conspiracy). The defendant in the case faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.