Military Counter Intelligence Exposes the Fact of Ukrainian Serviceman Recruitment

December 13, 2019
Security Service of Ukraine Press Service reported

As reported, the serviceman of one of the units deployed in the JFO area periodically visited his relatives in the territory of the Russian Federation. After another border crossing a man came to the attention of Russia’s special services.

Representatives of the Russia’s FSB forced our national to give written consent to silent cooperation. For the purpose they used psychological pressure and threats against relatives of the detainee. Threats against relatives became crueler, so he appealed to the SBU and described the circumstances of his recruitment.

The Court took into account the fact that the citizen of Ukraine didn’t fulfill the criminal task of foreign special services and voluntarily informed law enforcement bodies about his connection with them, and released him from the criminal responsibility.

SBU recalls that citizens of Ukraine are released from criminal liability if they did not commit any acts requested by a foreign state, foreign organization or their representatives and voluntarily reported on links with them and the received task under Part 2 Art. 111 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine.