Russia’s Special Services Attempt Recruiting Ukrainian Servicemen’s Wives

October 31, 2018
The SBU officers exposed cases of recruitment of Ukrainian officers’ close relatives by Russia’s FSB and officials of the “L/DNR” “Ministry” of State Security

The SBU operatives established that wives of three officers of the Armed Forces of Ukraine were recruited while visiting their parents in Russia and in temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk and Luhansk regions. Women were subjected to psychological pressure threatened with imprisonment and oppression of their parents.

Having returned to the government-controlled territory of Ukraine, women get to cooperate with the investigation and provided evidence regarding the circumstances of their recruitment and the received tasks.

The SBU reminds that crimes such as state treason and participation in a terrorist group or in terrorist organization are punishable by imprisonment for up to 15 years. At the same time, citizens of Ukraine are released from criminal liability if they did not commit any acts and voluntarily reported on links with recruiters and received task.