SBU: Russia more than 50 times tried to recruit Ukrainians to work

СБУ: Россия более 50 раз пыталась вербовать украинцев на заработках

Ukrainians recruited at the border, the demarcation line and the temporarily occupied territory

Citizens of Ukraine forced to cooperate through blackmail and threats.

Employees of SBU in the Luhansk region for the period of 2016-2017 years recorded more than 50 attempts of Russian secret services to recruit Ukrainians who go to work. About it reports a press-Department service.

To force the Ukrainians to cooperate, the security services of Russia to use blackmail and create artificial compromising situation. Most often they are recruited on the Ukrainian-Russian border, the demarcation line and occupied territories.

“During the passage of passport and customs control under the guise of alleged additional verification of documents people are invited to a separate room for interviews with staff members of the FSB. Then intimidation and threats of a ban of entrance on the territory of Russia, problems with law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation they are trying to force the Ukrainians to agree to a tacit cooperation”, – stated in the message.

Ukrainians offer to collect and transmit data on a dislocation and movement of divisions of VSU, their number and weapons, the details regarding the work of Ukrainian power structures and the like.

In SBU reminded that such actions qualify under the article on treason (article 111 of the criminal code) and punished with imprisonment for the term up to 15 years. But if a citizen does not agree to perform tasks from foreign intelligence services, and voluntarily reported his ties with them, he is exempted from criminal liability.

As reported Корреспондент.neton the eve of the SBU said about the detention of another informant LC in the area of ATO. Separatists detained the woman while she was on the temporarily occupied territory for personal reasons and forced to work in the interests of the Republic.