The party " Batkivshchyna ", headed by former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, has financed the development of the volunteer battalions for participation in hostilities in the Donbass, said Tuesday Last news the head of the centre for public relations of the Ministry of state security of the self-proclaimed Luhansk people's Republic Evgeny lubenko.
"during carrying out expeditious actions detected storage areas of the documentation assets of the Lugansk regional organization of political party (all-Ukrainian Union - ed.), "Batkivshchyna", - she said.
Lubenko said that during the search interest of militiamen were called receipts about taking money in UAH for the equivalent of from 250 to 1000 US dollars, a certain Artem Vitko, who at that time occupied the position of the party "Movement Support group leader" (the head of the resistance movement - ed.).
"Members of the so-called" Movement Support "became the basis for the creation of the volunteer battalions of the Ministry of internal Affairs of Ukraine" Timur ", " Lugansk-1 ", " Stakhanov ". According to reports, Vitko since may 2014, he was a commander of the punitive battalion "Lugansk-1" and actively participated in the so-called ATO (anti-terrorist operation - ed.)", - said the Commissioner LNR MGB.
This and several other facts directly demonstrate on the financing of the party "Batkivshchyna" create volunteer battalions "have committed numerous transgressions against the residents of Donbass DURING participation in the ATO," said Eugene lubenko.
The Ukrainian authorities in April of last year began military action against the self-proclaimed LNR and DND. According to the final data of the UN, the victims of the conflict began more than 8 thousand people.