SBU opened a case against the “political officer” Zahara prilepina
The security service of Ukraine opened criminal proceedings against the citizen of the Russian Federation Eugene (male) Prilepin, informed the speaker of the SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya.
“The pretrial investigation is conducted under part 1 of article 258-3 (participation in activities of a terrorist organization) and part 1 of article 258-5 (financing of terrorism) of the Criminal code of Ukraine”, – she said on his page on the social network Facebook on Thursday.
As reported by Russian media, in February 2017, the Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin has received the post of Deputy commander of a battalion of special forces of the so-called “DNR”.
On 13 February it became known that the leader “DNR” Alexander Zakharchenko was given Z. Prilepin an extraordinary military rank of “major.” Zakharchenko said that Z. Prilepin held the position of adviser to the head of the DNI and the Deputy commander of a special forces battalion on work with staff of the army DND”.
Sam Z . Prilepin told the TV channel “Rain” that from October 2016 is in the “DPR” Deputy commander of a battalion on work with staff. According to him, “the battalion is directly on the line of contact, performs a combat mission.”
In the 1990-ies Z. Prilepin served in the Riot police and took part in the fighting in Chechnya and Dagestan. Since the beginning of armed confrontation between Ukrainian troops and separatists in the Donbass, he participated in the organization of delivery of humanitarian aid organized a trip to the East of Ukraine of Russian cultural figures.