Two Moldovans, suspected of mercenary were detained by the police.
According to the prosecutors, the first one is a 32 years old man. He participated as a mercenary in the war in the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. The suspect has not admitted guilt during interrogation.
There was also arrested another Moldovan suspected of mercenary.
In the period of 2014 - 2015, the second suspect was a participant of a military formation of the self-proclaimed Luhansk People's Republic. He was paid $1000 in cash for being a soldier during the war in south-eastern Ukraine.
The man was detained in Ustia village, district Dubasari. He is a former sanitary instructor of 22 Peacekeeping Battalion of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Moldova. He was put in custody for 30 days at the prosecutor’s request.
Earlier, five more people from the south of Moldova have been convicted of mercenary and sentenced to prison. Convicts said that after being recruited in Moldova, they participated in military trainings in Ukraine. They were involved in theoretical and practical exercises as developing and managing diversionary operations; construction and using of firearms; building barricades; preparation of the "Molotov cocktail" and its use. The purpose of these trainings was to resist the Moldovan military police in case of potential conflict.
To the moment, 9 people were put on trial for mercenary. Five of them were convicted; two suspects are under prosecution.
Prosecutors claim that the mercenary activity is a new phenomenon for the Republic of Moldova, but it’s extremely dangerous for both Ukraine's territorial integrity and national security of our country.