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Russian intelligence attempts to recruit Ukrainian citizens

Source : 112 Ukraine

SBU reported on the new case of the recruitment of two Kharkiv residents by Russia
16:13, 23 November 2018
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The Security Service of Ukraine exposed another attempt of the Russian intelligence and their militants on the occupied areas of Donetsk and Luhansk regions to involve Ukrainian citizens in their criminal activities. The press office of SBU reported.

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In October 2018, Russia’s road police pulled over two residents of Kharkiv during their visit to Russia and passed them to the Federal Security Service of Russia. In their turn, the FSS wanted the Ukrainians to confirm their “connections” with the Security Service of Ukraine. Having failed, the personnel of the FSS forced our citizens to agree for confidential cooperation. The Kharkiv residents had to receive further instructions from the Russian curators over phone calls. Having arrived back in Ukraine, the men addressed the Ukrainian Police right away and gave evidence regarding the circumstances of their recruitment by the Russian Federation.  

‘Such cases are not individual and even recorded on the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine,’ SBU claimed.

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Another incident took place in Luhansk region. The Security Service agents didn't let the “LNR” terrorists use the Ukrainian citizen for their advantage in their criminal activity. The agents established that so-called “MSS DNR” recruited the resident of Lysychansk who was released from one of the penitentiary systems of the region on October 2018. The militants made him agree to cooperate using physiological methods. The man had to collect and send an information about the deployment and movement of the units of the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the activity of the law enforcement structures to the terrorists, and then to conduct a diversity in Lysychansk. They threatened to harm his pregnant wife. However, the man didn’t make to fulfill the tasks of the militants, since he became the object of attention of the Ukrainian special services. Now he is testifying about the circumstances of his recruitment and the tasks.

The Security Service of Ukraine warns that everyone can get in the field of view of the intelligence agencies of the aggressor country, as well as pro-Russian militants in the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine.

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