In the Luhansk region four participants of an organized criminal group, which in July 2014 has made the undermining of the bridge, declared a suspicion of sabotage, and the creation of illegal armed formations.
“According to the investigation, in early July 2014 a resident of the city of Lisichansk, being a member of an illegal armed formation of the Russian Federation – the so-called “army of the Southeast” – created and led a stable criminal group. It included three inhabitants of Donetsk region. The group was aimed at the implementation of the mining and the undermining of critical infrastructure”, – stated in the message.
As noted, in mid-July 2014, the attackers planted the explosives on the bridge between the villages Zolotarevka of the Popasnyansky region of the Luhansk region and verkhn’okam’yans’ke Bakhmut district of the Donetsk region passing through the railway track. The crossing was mined through a shaft of TNT, detonators and mine exploder.
The activity of a criminal group stopped 24 July 2014 after the liberation of settlements of the Luhansk region from illegal armed formations of the Russian Federation.
One of the suspects a preventive measure in the form of detention with possibility of bail, the remaining members of the criminal group was declared wanted.