Ukrainian Special Services Use Children for Terror Attacks in Donbass Region

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Ukrainian Special Services Use Children for Terror Attacks in Donbass Region

Screenshot from the DPR Ministry of State Security Youtube

The Ministry of State Security of Donetsk People’s Republic has disclosed and detained a terror network of saboteurs operating in the territory of Donbass region. The network had consisted of local minors and run by Ukrainian special servies.

Video released by the DPR Ministry of State Security:

The DPR Ministry of State Security says that in May 2016, a serviceman of Ukrainian intelligence, Igor Ritsko (call sign ‘Diamond’) proposed to 17-year-old Bogdan Kovalchuk, a minor from the village of Yasinovataya, to create a group from his friends and classmates to beat debts out of local businessmen. Ritsko had worked under the legend of a serviceman of the Ukrainian Armed Forces’ Army Unit No. PP 3629.

Ukrainian Special Services Use Children for Terror Attacks in Donbass Region

Bogdan Kovalchuk

With the alleged aim to beat debt payments out of Yasinovataya businessmen, the group created by Kovalchuk received from Ritsko the components of an improvised explosive device and instructions how to use it. Bogdan’s group blew up 2 cars belonging to DPR citizens and  received a reward in the amount of 5,000 Hryvnia (about 190 USD) for these.

Then, Ritsko blackmaled the minors with the crimes they committed and threatened physical violence against them and members of their families in order to push them to make attacks against DPR military targets.

Ukrainian Special Services Use Children for Terror Attacks in Donbass Region

Screenshot from the DPR Ministry of State Security Youtube

The group included a number of minors: Bogdan Kovalchuk, Arseniy Belavin, Vladislav Pazushko, Denis Khmelenko, and Denis Koval. There is no official list of destroyed targets. However, The DPR Ministry of State Security reported that the group has blown up civilian cars, an armored vehicle and some other targets. The DPR Ministry of State Security has established this from May 2015 to June 2016.

The DPR Ministry of State Security says that servicemembers of Ukrainian special services are likely involved in setting up more groups consisted of minros in the territory of Donbass region.

The Kiev leadership is implementing a clear ISIS-like approach in its confrontation against Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics.

Ukrainian Special Services Use Children for Terror Attacks in Donbass Region

Screenshot from the DPR Ministry of State Security Youtube

More videos with detained persons:

Vladislav Pazushko:

Yaroslav Mironov:

Denis Hmelenko:

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  • Jacek Wolski

    “Use children”