One of the terrorist leaders of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic, Denis Pushilin, is currently in Russia, as confirmed by BBC Moscow correspondent Daniel Sandford in his twitter “Denis Pushilin in Moscow,” which includes the photo of Pushilin’s meeting with the leader of the Liberal Democratic Party of Russia Vladimir Zhirinovsky, reports Ukrainska Pravda, June 11.
As previously reported, Pushilin was placed on the wanted list and a warrant for his arrest was issued by the General Prosecutor’s office. Previously, the General Prosecutor’s press service had announced the grounds for the arrest:
“It has been established that during the period March — May 2014 the indicated persons committed deliberate acts aimed at creating a terrorist organization ‘Donetsk People’s Republic,’ which has the aim of carrying out acts of terrorism, intimidation of the local population, murder of civilians, and seizure of administrative buildings. This, in turn, has led to the destabilization of the socio-political situation in the region as well as in the country as a whole,” the GPU press service states.
How Pushilin was able to cross the border to Russia is unknown.
Earlier, Ukraine’s State Border Guard Service had announced that it was closing 8 border crossings with Russia. According to agreements (between Russia and Ukraine –Ed.), Russia was obligated to prevent crossings at these locations immediately after being informed of the closures. However, this did not happen.
Translation: Anna Mostovych
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