Ukrainian intelligence obtained documents from the internal circulation of pro-Russian militants in Donbas that allowed for access to the personal data of Ukrainian citizens who joined the ranks of invaders.

As Ukrainian intelligence officer Serhiy Neshchadym wrote on his Facebook page, the documents included coronavirus reports for the second half of last year, created for the media outlets for propaganda purposes.

“Fake reports of no interest, you may say. And we will tell you that we found a lot of useful information there for our special services … A treasure trove of ‘Ministry of Emergencies’ staff and other interesting positions and people. We identify a person and put him or her on the list. There will be a separate post with a list of ‘military personnel’,” Neshchadym noted, mentioning several names and positions of traitors.

Meanwhile, the trial is reported to begin in the case of Ivars Kellijs, a Latvian citizen charged with participation in hostilities on the side of the so-called “Donetsk People’s Republic” (DPR). According to the indictment, the Latvian citizen fought in Donbas in 2015 and 2016.

The Latvian State Security Service received enough evidence that Kellijs took part in the war on the side of pro-Russian militants. If the court finds him guilty, he faces up to 10 years in prison.

As a reminder, in December, a Czech court sentenced a citizen of the Czech Republic in absentia to 15 years in prison for participating in hostilities against Ukraine in Donbas.

Bohdan Marusyak

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