In Kharkov detained racketeers, one was killed

Под Харьковом задержали рэкетиров, один был убит

SBU detained two men

During the arrest the racketeer threatened to undermine a grenade, why security forces used the weapons. The deceased was a veteran of the anti-terrorist operation, reported in the SBU.

In the Kharkiv region SBU detained members of the group of racketeers that terrorized local businesses under the guise of the city Association of veterans of the ATO. On Thursday, September 13, the press service of the SBU.

Law enforcement reported that a group of attackers attacked the construction site, where he built the commercial properties. They used physical violence, destroyed and damaged property, blocked the installation work of entrepreneurs. For the termination, including physical pressure on business, they, on behalf of public veterans ‘ organizations demanded money, ostensibly for charity. In particular, from one of the developers, the attackers demanded thirty thousand dollars for not preventing his legitimate business activities.

Two of the organizers of the group, employees of SBU detained during the transfer of the money.

“During the arrest one of the attackers tried to put up armed resistance, threatening to use a grenade against them. Striker was in compliance with the requirements of the legislation applied to organic firearms. From the received gunshot wounds, he died in the hospital. Unfortunately, he was a former member of the antiterrorist operation”, – noted in the secret service.

Militiamen opened criminal proceedings. The issue of communication to the members of the group of suspicion and the election of a preventive measure in the form of detention. The investigation continues.

“Check of legality of the use by the employee of security service of Ukraine firearms checks, the military Prosecutor of Kharkiv garrison forces OOS”, – reported in SBU.




We will remind, earlier in Zhytomyr region liquidated a gang of racketeers. The detainees were threatened by the local businessmen reprisals against the families if they will not pay a “tribute”.

And in June, the SBU said about the elimination of a gang of racketeers in Khmelnytskyi. The attackers “beat out” non-existent debts with physical violence and threats.

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