The security service of Ukraine opened a criminal case against a Russian writer Zakhar Prilepin. About it reported a press-the Secretary of SBU Elena Gitlyanskaya.
«The pretrial investigation is conducted under part one of the article 258-3 (participation in activities of a terrorist organization) and part one of article 258-5 (financing of terrorism) of the Criminal code of Ukraine», – TASS quoted the message posted on the page Galanski in the social network Facebook.
Earlier it became known that he took the post of Deputy commander of a battalion of the self-proclaimed Donetsk people’s Republic. The head of DNR Alexander Zakharchenko awarded him the rank of major and personally handed him the shoulder straps.
According to Prilepin, he became the Deputy commander of one of divisions of DNR five months ago, but was not told about this before «on principle», writes RIA Novosti.
In the past Prilepin served as a squad leader in the Riot police, took part in the fighting in Chechnya in 1996 and 1999. The first works published in 2003.
The male (real name – Eugene) Prilepin is the author of the books «Pathology», «Sanka», «Sin», «Black monkey», «Abode», etc. on 9 February, he was awarded the Russian government prize in the field of culture for the year 2016.