SBU closed “reverse” channel for the transfer of fighters from Russia to Europe

The security service of Ukraine (SBU) together with the Prosecutor and the police have identified and eliminated criminal group, which illegally transported people across the border with Russia, according to the SBU on his page in Facebook.

According to investigators, this path was used by the supporters of the terrorist organization “Islamic state” (banned in Russia) to transport militants from Russia to European countries.

In addition, the SBU said that the illegal migration channel were used “in reverse mode” — from Russia to Ukraine and Vice versa. The investigation established that the organizer of this route was an active member of the Eastern regional Directorate of the border service. The group consisted of four people — citizens of Ukraine and the Caucasus countries.

All members of the group, including its organizer, was detained. In the message the press service of the Kharkiv regional Prosecutor’s office stated that two members of the group were looking for people who needed to cross the Ukrainian-Russian border undetected.

“For every illegal immigrant asked to $2 million After receipt of clients’ money was transferred to two other associates of the group. They were transporting people to a place of illegal crossing, where they waited for the border guard. It provided a smooth transition to Russia”, — stated in the message of the head of Department of Prosecutor’s office of area Alexander Shevchenko.

The detainees seized $1.5 thousand, as well as cell phones, two cars and draft records.