Ex-hostage militants “LC” Ovcharenko: Some of the liberated Ukrainians were in the “Peacemaker”

Ovcharenko: people 14 of 73 freed – separatists

Screenshot: Gromadska Telebachennya / YouTube

Not all of the released from captivity of fighters on Donbass the Ukrainian hostages to support Ukraine. About it in interview “to Gromadsky” said the former hostage of the militants “LNR”, a fan of Luhansk football club Zorya Vladislav Ovcharenko.

“There probably people 14 of 73 (released of the hostages. – “GORDON”) – separatists. Were such that running around with guns, others gave the coordinates of our children. Someone to hold the plants, and then the “militia” to buy body armor. Fall into the “MGB” for corruption, and as a result change them. Here, you know, it is dangerous even to remember. To whom they gave money and why they are traded, because some of them on the site “Peacemaker” was,” he said.

The armed conflict in Eastern Ukraine began in April 2014. Fighting underway between the Armed forces of Ukraine and Pro-Russian rebels who control part of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

5 November 2016 the representatives of the so-called Ministry of state security of the terrorist organization “LNR” announced the detention in Luhansk “leaders of the underground neo-Nazi group”. Militants accused Ovcharenko and Akhmerova espionage. The detainees were allegedly recruited by the employee of the Main intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of defence of Ukraine with the call sign Big and Evil. Later Ovcharenko was sentenced to 17 years in prison for espionage.

27 December 2017 in the Donbas had an exchange of detained persons. According to the Prosecutor General, Ukraine has exchanged 73 233 detained on Ukrainian hostages.

Among those released – Ovcharenko, Akhmerov, blogger Edward Nadeljaev, religious scientist Igor Kozlovsky, Ukrainian military Valentin Bogdan, Alex Kirichenko and Eugene Kuznetsov.

The head of the security Service of Ukraine Vasyl Hrytsak said that the militants “LDNR” continue to hold 103 Ukrainians.

29 Dec freelance Advisor of the President of Ukraine Yuri Biryukov said that of the 73 released 14 Ukrainians are suspected of desertion.

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