In the Dnipropetrovsk region, bounties of US $10,000 per person have already been paid for the detention of 8 separatists, Mykhaylo Lysenko, the deputy chief of staff of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast National Defense, confirmed to Radio Svoboda on Monday, April 21.
According to Lysenko, 11 individuals suspected of separatist activities have been detained at roadblocks in the area: 6 in the Donetsk region, 4 in the Luhansk region, and one in the Kharkiv region. All 11 individuals were Russian citizens, Lysenko confirmed.
Lysenko said that one attempted fraud was discovered during background checks on detainees: certain individuals had attempted to turn in an acquaintance, a Russian citizen, as a “saboteur” even though he had no connection to separatists. Information on several other detainees is being verified, he added.
However, Lysenko said there is no information yet on payments for turned in weapons.
As previously reported, leaders of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast State Administration and the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast National Defense announced they were offering rewards for the detention of saboteurs, the surrender of weapons, and for the freeing of administration buildings seized by pro-Russian forces: US $10,000 for each “green man” (member of Russian special services) detained and turned over to the defense patrols; US $1,000-2,000 for each firearm; US $200,000 for each liberated administrative building.