A Russian citizen suspected of involvement in a mercenary battalion "Aydar" armed conflict in the South-East of Ukraine, reported in the report of the SC received by the newspaper VIEW.
"The office for inquiry of the crimes connected with application of forbidden means and methods of warfare, the Main investigative Department of the Investigative Department of Russia prosecuted under the criminal code concerning Dmitry Fedotov on the characteristics of lawlessness under Part 3 of article 359 of the criminal code (participation of mercenaries in armed conflict or hostilities) ", – stated in the SC.
according to the investigation, in April 2014, leaving the city Copysafe Leningrad region his family, wife and 2 young children, Fedotov arrived in Kiev to participate in anti-government actions." While in Ukraine Fedotov of the volunteer battalion "Aydar" was a special and commando training, as well as among them under the guidance of instructors from the United States. Then in 2015, in order for the material enrichment of said nationalist battalion participated in the fighting against the commissioners proclaimed Donetsk people's Republic ", – reported in the report of the Ministry." during the criminal proceedings conducted searches in places of residence of the suspect and his ties to St. Petersburg, Leningrad, Arkhangelsk and Omsk regions, in which selected objects and documents relevant for criminal proceedings. The consequence steps are being taken to locate Fedotova, and also conducted other investigative actions and operational-investigative events directed on clarification of all circumstances of iniquity " – stated in the SC. Recall also, September 3 the Deputy commander of the operational command of the DND Eduard Bacurin reported that some of the offices of the nationalist battalions began to relocate from the territory of Donbass in the neighboring region of Ukraine. 23 Aug LC reported that Kiev is preparing for the withdrawal of the nationalist battalions from the zone of hostilities in the Donbass, because they become unmanageable. In the fighting in the Donbas were involved in several So-called volunteer battalions, which are financed from private sources. So, battalions " Azov ", " Aydar ", " Donbass ", "Dnepr-1 and Dnepr-2" financed by the oligarch Igor Kolomoisky, against whom in Russia prosecuted under the criminal code in accordance with paragraph " use of prohibited means and methods of warfare ". Later, the Ukrainian authorities told that the country may not be illegal armed groups, Ministry of defense of Ukraine proposed volunteer battalions to join the ranks of the military power of Ukraine.