Occupier hidden by civilian caught in Kharkiv Oblast


A serviceman of the so-called “Luhansk People’s Republic” (LPR) and the local resident, who had him hidden, were exposed in the liberated territory of Kharkiv Oblast.

Source: Serhiy Bolvinov, head of the investigative department of the Main Directorate of the National Police in Kharkiv Oblast, on Facebook

Quote: “During actions in the liberated territories, the police received information that a resident of the village of Chkalivske had allowed the so-called “military serviceman of the LPR” [to stay at] his home and [wear some] clothes so as to hide”.

The LPR soldier has been detained; a case has been opened against both of them.”

Details: Serhiy Pasechnyk, the pro-Russian fighter born in 1968, was notified of suspicion under Part 2 of Art. 260 of Ukraine’s Criminal Code, which entails imprisonment of between three and eight years.


Serhiy Budanov, a 60-years-old resident of the village of Chkalivske, is threatened with criminal liability under Article 111-1 Part 4, which is punished with a fine or a ban from engaging in certain activities.

“I remind everyone that hiding Russian servicemen or bandits from temporarily occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk Oblasts is a criminal act. [This is] collaborative activity,” Bolvinov noted.

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