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15 September 2020, 14:51

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SBU detains Rubezhnoye residents with anti-Ukrainian sentiment - LPR militia

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LUGANSK, September 15 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Agents of the Security Service of Ukraine (SBU), under the pretext of fighting terrorism, are conducting a special operation in Rubezhnoye to identify and detain citizens who have anti-Ukrainian sentiment, Lugansk People’s Republic People’s Militia press service officer Alexander Mazeikin told a news briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

“The SBU department for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions, under the pretext of anti-terrorist activity, is conducting a special operation in the Rubezhnoye settlement in the runup to 25th Brigade rotation to identify and detain citizens with anti-Ukrainian sentiment, while violating the basic constitutional guarantees of inviolability or privacy and home,” Mazeikin said.

“The local population’s smartphones are checked for images of Ukrainian army hardware and applications designed by Russian software engineers,” he said.

If such information is found, a search of the house and examination of personal computer follow. All suspicious facts are recorded in the protocol with the subsequent order to turn up for interrogation.

“The citizens who said that their rights had been violated or who had offered resistance, are detained under Ukrainian Criminal Code Article 110, Part 1 “encroachment on Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability” and other legal acts,” Mazeikin said.

“As of now, we know that SBU agents have detained former railway worker Innokenty Dyachenko after they had found old photos of rail loading of Ukrainian army’s  92nd Brigade units. Dyachenko’s family members posted the fact on social media and complained to the SBU but received no answer,” he said.

“After Dyachenko was detained, the SBU paid special attention to railway station workers and nearby houses,” the press service officer said.

“The terror against Rubezhnoye residents continues,” he added.

The Ukrainian government launched the so-called anti-terrorist operation against Donbass in April 2014. Conflict settlement relies on the Package of Measures for the Implementation of the Minsk Agreements, signed on February 12, 2015 in the Belarussian capital by the Contact Group members and coordinated by the Normandy Four heads of states (Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine). The document provides for ceasefire and withdrawal of heavy weapons from the contact line.

 

 

LuganskMediaCentre — 15 September — Lugansk