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Russian FSB continues disgraceful practice of illegal arrests of Ukrainian citizens and recruiting them under pressure (video)
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15 February 2016

The Security Service of Ukraine obtained new evidence of subservice activities by the Russian secret services directed at drawing Ukrainian citizens into compromising situations and recruiting during their stay in Russia.

The SBU military counterintelligence officers identified a resident of Izmail City who was recruited by FSB officers for collection of military data. While earning money in Russian Maikop City he was arrested and conveyed to investigative isolation ward allegedly for infringement of rules of foreigners’ stay in Russia. Under pressure put on him by officers of Russian secret services the man agreed to confidential cooperation and gave written consent. He received alias “Emelian” and was given instructions as to communication via social networks. After that he was banished from Russia.

In a conversation with the SBU military counterintelligence officers the man told that five Izmail residents had also been arrested in Maikop together with him. They were interrogated by FSB officers who were especially interested in places of military service and locations of military units. Some time later they were also banished from the Russian Federation.

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