Criminals sending mercenaries to conflict zones neutralized in Ukraine

Criminals sending mercenaries to conflict zones neutralized in Ukraine
# 26 December 2008 14:13 (UTC +04:00)
Kyiv-APA. Criminals sending mercenaries to the conflict zones were neutralized in Ukraine, APA reports.
Ukrainian Interior Ministry said that the US citizen led criminals in Odessa. He functioned as representative of one of the organizations of South Africa Republic. During investigation he was reported to send mercenaries to Iraq and Afghanistan. Criminal group includes Iranian, British and Ukrainian. Criminals were neutralized during operations carried out in Borispol airport. Law–enforcement bodies detained 12 Ukrainians leaving for United Arab Emirates. Ukrainians intended to leave UAE for Afghanistan. Investigation proved that 8 Ukrainian mercenaries were sent to Afghanistan in 2008. Interior Ministry said that persons sent to Afghanistan were enticed to work in civil employment and involved in fighting. The investigation is under way.
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