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Separatists arrested in east of Ukraine

GRU employees arrested in Donetsk

Baku – APA. Employees of Russian Defense Ministry's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) were arrested in Donetsk province of Ukraine on March 10, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov wrote on his Facebook page, APA reports quoting UNIAN. He said that the operation was carried out by security service officers.


Kiev has been working to reassert its control over the cities of the east. In Lugansk, the capital of a coal-mining region that borders Russia, police freed a regional administration headquarters, which had been captured by pro-Russian demonstrators Sunday, and briefly arrested their leader, Arsen Klinchayev, a local councilman.


Mikhail Dobkin, the former governor of Kharkov Oblast was arrested on March 10. Dobkin is being held on suspicion of violating Ukraine's territorial integrity.

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